Panic over in Kwara community over killing of Fulani leader

Panic over in Kwara community over killing of Fulani leader

Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:44 pm

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Richard Elesho

The people of Lamba, a small agrarian settlement in Asa Local Government Area, LGA of Kwara State have been panic stricken over the assassination of Alhaji Abdullahi Hardo Buruku, a Fulani leader in the community.

Gunmen attacked Buruku while he was sleeping in his house at about 12.00 midnight on Wednesday, June 2nd. The gunshots woke other residents of the village.

It was gathered that although the gunmen did not remove anything from the deceased apartment, they broke into a shop in the area and satisfied their criminal hearts with drinking.

The Nation reports that, until his death, the deceased was the state branch chairman, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria.

Suspected assassins had few weeks ago murdered one Magaji in Ballah area of the same local government area.

A resident of the community confirmed the incident, saying“they shot him on the spot. We heard gunshots all over.”

Spokesperson of the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Babawale Afolabi confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

Mr. Afolabi said that “a case of assassination was reported from Lamba village and our intelligence officers went to the village to ascertain the fact of the information, the information gathered was that at about 12:00am of today (Wednesday), some gunmen invaded Lamba village numbering about 30 in number.

“Some of them went straight to one Mallam Abdullahi Buruku (a prominent herder), that they met three persons in his room and only shot dead the deceased on his chest.”

NSCDC spokesperson added that the gunmen did not demand nor take anything from the deceased house, saying that “the deceased was asleep when they shot him on the chest. The assailants also broke into some provision shops and took some drinks. The entire village members are now in a serious panic.”

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