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Miyetti Allah reacts as gunmen kill its leader

The Association of Livestock Breeders Miyetti Allah of Nigeria (MACBAN) has reacted to the murder of Saidu Kolaku, the zonal vice president of the body.

GISTOK reported that Kolaku was shot dead on Saturday after unknown armed men assaulted the resident of the Fulani leader located in Sabon Pegi in the local government of Mayo Belwa, Adamawa state.

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His death was confirmed by police spokesman in Adamawa state, Sulaiman Nguroje, in a statement.

The statement said: “Unknown armed men assaulted the resident of leader Fulani located in Sabon Pegi in the local government of Mayo Belwa, shot him and left him in the pool of his blood.”

But by reacting, Miyetti Allah Public Relations Officer in the State, Muhammad Buba expressed sadness over Kolaku’s death.

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Buba in a statement on Sunday described Kolaku’s murder as a possible retaliatory attack to avenge the role he played in the fight against crime, especially kidnapping and stealing cattle in the state.

Buba added that the deceased’s fight against criminal practices in the state earned him an honorary prize from the Nigerian police.

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The brief statement says: “Kolaku’s efforts in the fight against crime caused the police command to honor him on July 17, 2019, for his brave and brave feat in the fight against kidnappers and cattle thieves who ravaged the state.”.

“It is unfortunate that the death of our zonal leader will seriously undermine the fight against crime and crime in the state.”