Tragedy struck in Plateau State, on Monday, following brutal killing of a first-class traditional ruler, the Saf Ron Kulere and the chairman, Bokkos Traditional Council, Lazarus Agai, by some unknown gunmen.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the traditional ruler was ambushed in his village, Sha, shortly after returning from a visit to a neighbouring community.
He was accosted by armed men, who shot him at close range before they bolted.
A source close to the community told the Nigerian Tribune that Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State had been under a siege and threat of invasion by some foreign Fulani herdsmen, who often invaded the council area for nefarious activities and cattle rustling at gunpoint.
Member representing Bokkos Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Sunday Muchen and other sources in the local government council have confirmed the incident.
Media officer of Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in the state, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune, said the traditional ruler was ambushed by gunmen and killed at about 5.00 p.m. on Monday.
He added that men of the STF ‘Operation Safe Haven’ have swung into action to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
He implored people of the community to be law-abiding while security men fish out the perpetrators.