About five suspected criminals yesterday reportedly murdered a Fulani leader, Alhaji Abdullahi Hardo Buruku, in Lamba village, Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Until his death, the deceased was the state chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria.
He was also the eldest son of the late Sarkin Fulani of Kwara State, Alhaji Mu’azu Hardo Buruku.
Some suspected assassins had few weeks ago also murdered Magaji aspirant in Ballah area of Asa LGA.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident yesterday, saying there was a case of murder in Buruku village in Asa LGA of the state.
He added that the state police command had deployed its men in the criminal investigation bureau to the village to fish out the perpetrators of the incident.
Okasanmi, however, stated that the state police would not leave any stone unturned towards unraveling the ugly development in the state.
However, a resident of Lamba in the Ilorin emirate, who spoke to journalists on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that suspected assassins stormed the town in midnight of yesterday (Wednesday) and shot into the air sporadically.
The suspected assassins shot the victim on the spot, as we heard gunshots all over the village,” he added.
Also, one of the sisters of the deceased, Hajia Aina’u Hardo Buruku, while confirming the incident, said the gunmen met the victim in his bedroom and murdered him.