By Uche Mbah
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has lost one of its leaders through gunshots in what was described by insiders as a reprisal attack.
Saidu Kolaku, who was the zonal vice chairman of MACBAN, Adamawa South, was shot by what was described by an unknown gunmen at his residence at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government of Adamawa state.They left him in a pool of his own blood, according to Adamawa police spokesperson,Suleiman Ngoroje.
Premium Time’s reports quoted him as saying that Homicide has been notified and officers are already on the case.
“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 was reported to have 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. 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 said.
The victim has been involved in trying to find lasting peace in the region, a situation that made the Police to honor him.
In a terse reaction, myetti Allah said the dead may undermine the efforts at peace in the area.
‘’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.”