Suspected herdsmen have killed a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, the Saf Ron Kulere, and Chairman of Bokkos Traditional Rulers’ Council, Sir Lazarus Agai.
Until his assassination, Agai was the traditional ruler of Bokkos, the home town of a former governor of the state, Chief Joshua Dariye.
The traditional ruler was killed while returning from his farm in Sha, along with his driver.
Details of the incident remained sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
Confirming the incident to Punch, the member representing Bokkos Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Sunday Muchen said the monarch was killed on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Plateau State, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Tyopev Terna, who also confirmed the incident, said that no one had been arrested in connection with the crime.