A frontrunner of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been shot useless.
Saidu Kolaku was the zonal vice chairman of MACBAN, Adamawa South, till he was shot useless on Saturday.
His demise has been described by an official of MACBAN and different knowledgeable individuals within the state as being a doable reprisal assault.
Mr Kolaku had been aiding safety operatives in monitoring down kidnappers and different criminals. He was not too long ago honoured by the state police command for his efforts.
The police spokesman within the Adamawa State, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident.
‘’Unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the Fulani chief positioned at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa native authorities, shot him and left him within the pool of his blood.
‘’Following the incident, a misery name was forwarded to the police who rushed to the scene and took the sufferer to the hospital the place he was confirmed useless by the physician on obligation,” he stated.
Mr Nguroje, a deputy superintendent of police, stated the Adamawa State police commissioner has dispatched officers of the murder division to research the homicide.
‘’Certainly, police acquired the demise of the slain man with shock due to his invaluable contribution in direction of combating crime and criminality particularly his gallantry within the struggle towards kidnappers.
“The command has launched manhunt for the fleeing culprits and God’swilling, they are going to be tracked down and dropped at justice,” he stated.
Reacting to the killing, the Public Relations Officer of Miyetti Allah within the state, Muhammad Buba, stated the killing of Mr Kolaku could also be a reprisal assault to avenge the position he performed in tackling criminality particularly kidnapping and cattle rustling.
‘’Efforts of Kolaku in combating crime had made the police command to honour him on 17th July 2019, for his gallantry and valiant exploits in combating kidnappers and cattle rustlers rampaging the state.
“It’s unlucky that the demise of our zonal chief will critically undermine the struggle towards crime and criminality within the state,’’ the spokesperson of the Fulani herders’ affiliation stated.
Adamawa, alongside Borno and Yobe, are the three states most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Aside from the insurgency, nonetheless, Adamawa additionally suffers from cattle rustling and communal violence.
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