Leader of Miyetti Allah Shot Dead In Adamawa State
Unknown gunmen have shot a leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
Saidu Kolaku was shot dead in Adamawa South on Saturday.
An official of the MACBAN and other informed persons in the state believe he was shot dead as a possible reprisal attack.
There had been reports of the late Kolaku assisting security operatives in tracking kidnappers and other criminals.
The state police recently honoured with for his efforts.
The police spokesman in Adamawa State, Sulaiman Nguroje confirmed the incident.
He said ‘’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.”
The Nigerian police dispatched its detective from 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," he said.
“The command has launched manhunt for the fleeing culprits and God’swilling, they will be tracked down and brought to justice.”
In his response, the Public Relations Officer of the Miyetti Allah in the state, Muhammad Buba linked the killing to his assistance to the security operatives to tackle kidnapping and cattle rustling.
‘’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,’’ the spokesperson of the Fulani herders’ association said.
Currently, Adamawa is one of the three states hugely affected by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency, communal clash and cattle rustling.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.