Murdered Etum Numana, Wife Laid To Rest Amidst Tears

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Etum Numana II

By BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna

The remains of the murdered Etum Numana, late Gambo Makama and his wife have been laid to rest at Gwantu, headquarters of Sanga  Local Government Area.

The burial ceremony held on Saturday at the permanent site of the palace of the Numana Chiefdom, attracted sympathizers from all walks of life.

In a sermon at the funeral service the President, Southern Kaduna Baptist Conference, Rev Dr Appolos Handa lamented the alarming level at which people have become heartless to the extent of hiring assassins to take the lives of others.

The Cleric enjoined the Numana nation and indeed, Kaduna state to consider the development as an act of God.

He said God had the power to avert the murder of the Chief but allow it to happen due to reasons best known to Him and urged the people to take heart.

Speaking on behalf of other traditional rulers, the Kpop Gwong, Retired Colonel Paul Zakka Wyom recalled the virtues the late Etum Numana was known for which included frankness, hardworking and dedication to duty.

While appealing for calm, the Kpop Gwong prayed God to grant the immediate family, Sanga Local government and Kaduna state government the fortitude to bear the painful loss.

It will be recalled that the the Royal father, his wife and three others were assassinated by unknown gunmen on the night preceding the new year at his village, Tsaunin Kulere.

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