Adamawa Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leader, Saidu Kolaku have been killed by some unidentified gunmen.
Concise News learnt that the gunmen were said to have attacked his home on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area in the state and shot him dead.
The Adamawa state police spokesman, Sulaiman Nguroje who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the victim died in the hospital.
“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.” He said.
The spokesman also revealed that the state commissioner of police has ordered personnel of the homicide department to investigate the circumstance that led to Kolaku’s death.
“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.”
Reacting to the death of Saidu Kolaku, public relations officer (PRO) of the Miyetti Allah in the state, Muhammad Buba, described Kolaku’s killing as a reprisal attack from persons who were provoked by his effort in fighting crime.
“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,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate that the death of our zonal leader will seriously undermine the fight against crime and criminality in the state.’’
Adamawa is one of the states affected by insecurity, insurgency and periodic incidences of inter-communal killings.