Mr. Saidu Kolaku, a leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been murdered in Adamawa state.
Suspected armed men stormed his residence on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area of Adamawa state and killed him with a gun.
The deceased was the zonal vice-chairman of the MACBAN (Adamawa South).
Mr. Sulaiman Nguroje, Adamawa state police command spokesperson who confirmed the incident said the deceased was rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead.
Mr. Muhammad Buba, Miyetti Allah spokesperson said the killing was a reprisal attack by some persons who are not happy the way the deceased was going about making there is peace in the community and its environs.
“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.’’
There have been reported the case of killings in Nigeria that were associated with the herdsmen.
The killings that started in the northern part of the country have since spread to the southern part with many calling on the Nigerian government to ensure that a solution addressing issues of herdsmen killings are addressed.
WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) on Saturday reported how, Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, ex Nigeria president is currently meeting with Fulani Herdsmen living in South-west Nigeria.
The meeting, WAR learned is meant to find a solution to resolve the huge insecurity that is bedeviling the zone.
Mr. Saleh Bayari, the chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Association, led the delegation to the former President.
The ex-president charged participants at the meeting to feel free and speak, saying they have come together to seek a solution to insecurity.
“I want to also beg of you, we must not leave anything under the carpet, that is the only way to get the best from a meeting like this,” he said.
“None of us who do not know what has been happening about insecurity in the country. We should be able to get away forward.”