Chief killed over land

Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim IdrisEMEKA OKONKWO

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – POLICE have been deployed to Plateau State, central Nigeria, following the murder of a chief in the ongoing communal clashes.

Chief Lazarus Agaie (76) , the traditional ruler of Bokkos, was murdered on his way from his farm on Monday, alongside his wife, son and a police orderly.

Fulani herdsmen, who have perpetrated a reign of terror in the region, have been blamed for the murders.

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the deployment of officers led by Deputy-Inspector-General of Police in charge operations, Joshack Habilla, to aid local police arrest the suspects.

He further said it was “pathetic” to see the life of any Nigerian, irrespective of his or her status “snuffed out by any criminal gang in whatever name.”

Idris thus advised the aggrieved to be patient with the police in their investigation into the murder of the monarch.

He said the police would leave no stone unturned in arresting the culprits.

The murders have been linked to the land clashes between Fulani herdsmen and local communities.

Thousands have been killed over the years.

CAJ News

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