Plateau First Class Traditional Ruler, Bodyguard, Driver Murdered by Suspected Herdsmen

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Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The Saf Ron Kulere, the traditional ruler of Bokkos and Chairman, Bokkos Traditional Council, in Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, Lazarus Agai was on Monday murdered in his home village of Sha by suspected Fulani gunmen.

Bokkos is the ancestral home of former Governor of the state and Senator representing Plateau Central district, Chief Joshua Chibi Dariye.

The monarch was reportedly murdered with his aides by the gunmen‎ on their way from the farm where they had gone to supervise hired labourers working for the monarch on
his farm.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, ASP Tyopev Terna, and Member representing Bokkos Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Mr Sunday Muchen, who confirmed
the killings described them as dastardly.

The Police command in the state said it was doing everything to unravel the killers and to bring them to book.

While appealing to the people of the area to remain calm and allow security operatives to do their job, Muchen however described the murder of Chief as ruthless.

The development has raised fresh agitation against the proposed grazing reserve in the state.