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 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 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 in his farm.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state, Tyopev Terna, and member representing Bokkos Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Sunday Muchen, who confirmed the killings described it 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.