Saidu Kolaku, the zonal vice chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been shot dead by unknown gunmen who stormed his resident at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa Local Government of Adamawa State.
His death was confirmed by Adamawa police spokesman, Sulaiman Nguroje, in a statement which reads:
“Unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the Fulani leader located at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government, shot him and left him in the pool of his blood.
“Following the incident, a distress call was forwarded to the police who rushed to the scene and took the victim to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty”.
Nguroje, a deputy superintendent of police, said the Adamawa State police commissioner also added that he has dispatched officials of the homicide department to investigate the murder.
‘’Indeed, police received the death of the slain man with shock because of his invaluable contribution towards fighting crime and criminality especially his gallantry in the fight against kidnappers.
“The command has launched manhunt for the fleeing culprits and God’swilling, they will be tracked down and brought to justice,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Miyetti Allah in Adamawa State, Muhammad Buba expressed sadness over the death of Kolaku.
Buba in a statement on Sunday described the killing of Kolaku as a possible reprisal attack to avenge the role he played in tackling criminality especially kidnapping and cattle rustling in the State.
Buba added that the deceased’s fight against criminal practices in the state earned him an honorary award from the Nigeria police. The statement reads:
‘’Efforts of Kolaku in fighting crime had made the police command to honour him on 17th July 2019, for his gallantry and valiant exploits in fighting kidnappers and cattle rustlers rampaging the state.
“It’s unfortunate that the death of our zonal leader will seriously undermine the fight against crime and criminality in the state.”
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