Fulani leader murdered in Kaduna

Bandits have assassinated a Fulani community leader in Doka general area of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Lawal Musa, popularly known as Maijama’a, was assassinated on Sunday night, March 21, 2021.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said the incident was reported to the State Government by security agencies on Sunday.

According to him, the deceased was a Fulani community leader in the Doka general area of Kajuru LGA who worked closely with other community leaders towards the success of peace building efforts in the area.

Aruwan said: “Alhaji Lawal Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family.

“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. His brother is recuperating in an undisclosed hospital.

“Alhaji Lawal Musa’s contributions were instrumental towards the re-opening of the Doka weekly Market, peaceful resumption of activities at abandoned places of worship and resumption of grazing and farming in the Doka general area.

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“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report of the assassination, and hailed the deceased as an exemplary leader and a champion of peaceful coexistence.

“He prayed for the repose of Alhaji Lawal Musa’s soul, and sent his condolences to his family.

“The Governor also wished the brother of the deceased, Alhaji Gide Musa, a speedy recovery.” (NewsExpress)

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