Herdsmen kill Plateau monarch

Herdsmen kill Plateau monarch

A first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, the Saf Ron Kulere, Sir Lazarus Agai, who is also the Chairman of  Bokkos Traditional Council, was on Monday  murdered in his home village, Sha, by suspected Fulani herdsmen. He was the traditional ruler of Bokkos, the hometown of the former governor of the state, Chief Joshua Dariye.

The traditional ruler was killed when he was coming back from his farm in Sha.  He was killed alongside his driver and police orderly.

Details of the incidents were sketchy as of the time of filing this report but his death was confirmed by the member representing Bokkos Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Sunday Muchen.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Assistant Superintendent of Police  Tyopev Terna, who also confirmed the incident, said that no one had been arrested in connection with the killing.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong, has declared a curfew in Bokkos in connection with the killing of the monarch and his aides. A statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor, Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, on Monday, a preliminary security report before the governor had confirmed the attack.

The statement read, “The incidence took place at about 3pm yesterday (Monday) while the chief was on transit from a neighbouring village. “The governor has therefore summoned an emergency meeting of security agencies tomorrow (Tuesday) so as to come up with strategies to prevent reprisals from aggrieved groups. “To avert any breakdown of law and order, the government has decided to impose a curfew on the area.” Read more 

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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