By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Numana Community Development Organisation (NCDO), has called on security agencies in the country to bring to book the killers of its Paramount ruler, Etum Numana, Dr. Gambo Makama, his wife and two others.
The community in a statement issued yesterday and signed by its National President, Mr. Sabo Gwamna and National Secretary, Mr. Mbachi Jonathan Adams, said the paramount ruler, who was the Chairman, Traditional Council, Sanga Local Government was murdered alongside his wife and two others on Sunday.
It added that his vehicle, house and other valuebles were also burnt down by yet to be identified killers at his ancestral village Tsauni Ayuba (Asik), when he left his palace at Gwantu, the Sanga Local Government Headquarters, of Kaduna State to celebrate the New Year with his brethren.
“Apart from the killing of the paramount ruler, his wife and two others, the killers also shot his son. He is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
“NCDO, the socio- cultural umbrella body of the Numana ethnic group in Nigeria, therefore sees this gruesome murder of our paramount ruler as one too many, considering that in recent times, the Sanga Local Government Area, and in fact, the entire Southern Kaduna has been serially attacked and many people killed by these merchants of death.
“We are worried that, it seems, these agents of darkness have set their deadly eyes on our people and are determined to annihilate us.
“We, therefore, call on the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), and other security agencies, to, as a matter of urgency, spread their tentacles and unravel the killers of our traditional ruler, his wife and two others so that they can face the wrath of the law.
“While we call on sons and daughters of Numana all over the country, especially in Gwantu, the Sanga Local Government headquarters, to remain calm and not take the law into their hands, we also call on the Forward Operation Base (FOB) of 2 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Zango Kataf and the Kaduna State Police Command to take proactive measures to protect our people from these deadly killers”.