The remains of Etum Numana, late Gambo Makama and his wife, who were murdered by unknown gun men at about 12:05am at his private residence in his village, Arak, on January 1, 2018, have been laid to rest at Gwantu, Headquarters of Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The burial ceremony which 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, Reverend 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, hard work, 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 gunmen were said to have invaded the residence of the traditional ruler on the night preceding the New Year and opened fire on Royal Father, his wife, and his 45-year-old son.
The traditional ruler and his second wife said to be some few months pregnant, died on the spot while the son sustained gunshot injuries and was rushed to the hospital.