A leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Adamawa South chapter, Saidu Kolaku, has been shot dead.
His death has been described by an official of MACBAN as being a possible reprisal attack, as he has been assisting security operatives in tracking down kidnappers and other criminals.
He was also recently honored by the state police command for his efforts.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the police spokesperson in Adamawa State, Sulaiman Nguroje said: “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.
“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’s willing, they will be tracked down and brought to justice.”
Also reacting to the killing, MACBAN’s Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State chapter, Muhammad Buba, said: “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.”