It is anger and disgust in Plateau State as a first class monarch, his bodyguard and driver were brutally murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday.
Traditional ruler of Bokkos and Chairman, Bokkos Traditional Council, Lazarus Agai
The Saf Ron Kulere, the traditional ruler of Bokkos and Chairman, Bokkos Traditional Council, in Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, Lazarus Agai has been brutally murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday in his home village of Sha.
According to reports, the monarch was reportedly murdered with his aides by the herdsmen who had guns on their way from the farm where they had gone to supervise hired labourers working for the monarch.
Confirming the story, 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, described the killing 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.