Defence/Security

Police confirm killing of Fulani leader in Kwara

Kwara State Police Command has confirmed killing of a Fulani man by suspected asassins in Lamba village, Asa local government area of Kwara state on Wednesday.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the killing said that the commisioner of police has already directed investigation into the matter.

Choicereporters gathered that the deceased, said to be a Fulani leader, Alhaji Abdullahi Hardo Buruku popularly known as Alhaji Malam, was killed by his assailants at about 12:00 midnight in his bedroom on Wednesday.

It would be recalled that suspected assassins had few weeks ago, murdered a Magaji aspirant in Ballah area of the same Asa local government area of the state.

A resident of Lamba village, in Ilorin emirate of the Kwara Central Senatorial District, who spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity, confirmed that suspected assassins stormed the town around 12 midnight on Wednesday, shooting sporadically into the air.

“They shot him on the spot. We heard gunshots all over,” he said.

Also, one of the sisters of the deceased, Aina’u Hardo Buruku, while confirming the incident, said that the gunmen met the victim in his bedroom and murdered him.

Until his death, the deceased was the chairman, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria, Kwara state branch

He was the eldest son of the late Sarkin Fulani of Kwara, Alhaji Mu’azu Hardo Buruku.

In his own account of the development, the public relations officer of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, said that, “At about 10:00hours, a case of assassination was reported from Lamba village and our intelligence officers went to the village to ascertain the fact of the information.

“On getting there, the information gathered was that at about 12:00am of Wednesday, that some gunmen invaded and entered Lamba village, and that they were like 30 in number.

“That some of them went straight to one Mallam Abdullahi Guruku (a prominent herder).

“That they met three persons in his room and they only assassinated the deceased person with gun.

“That they didn’t ask for anything from him. That the deceased was asleep when they shot him on chest. That they also broke into some provision shops and took some drinks,” he said.

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