The leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Adamawa state, Saidu Kolaku has reportedly killed by unknown gunmen.
According to the report, the killers have invaded his home on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area in the state and shot him dead.
Kolaku was the zonal vice-chairman of the MACBAN (Adamawa south) before his death.
The Adamawa State police public relations officer, Sulaiman Nguroje confirmed the incident 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,” he said.
‘’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.”
Sulaimon 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.”
“The command has launched manhunt for the fleeing culprits and God’swilling, they will be tracked down and brought to justice,” he added.
While reaching, Muhammad Buba, public relations officer (PRO) of Miyetti Allah in the state, 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.
“It’s unfortunate that the death of our zonal leader will seriously undermine the fight against crime and criminality in the state,” he concluded.