Bandits, on Monday December 13, killed Rilwanu Aminu Gadagau, a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, along the Kaduna-Zaria Highway. He represented Giwa State Constituency and was chairman, Committee on Local Government and Rural Development.
Independent sources reported he was killed Monday night when bandits attacked travellers along the Kaduna-Zaria Highway. However, his body was not found until Wednesday morning. A relative of the late lawmaker confirmed his killing. He said Gadagau’s body was found near Mawai Village, 13 kilometres from the Kaduna State capital.
It was gathered that the bandits also killed another traveller, identified as Sani Dogara. He was among over 30 travellers abducted by the bandits who laid a siege to the road. The bandits were said to have operated without hindrance for over two hours.
Yusuf Zailani, Speaker of Kaduna State Assembly, in a statement on Wednesday, described the death of the lawmaker as devastating.
“This is tragic and painful. We are in deep grief over this sad incident. Our prayers at this time go to his immediate family. Honourable Gadagau was a young and dynamic lawmaker who had a passion for his constituency, state, and Nigeria. We will miss his vibrant contributions. Our hearts also go out to those kidnapped in the same operation, believing that they would be rescued by security operatives as soon as possible,” he prayed.