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Fulani herdsmen murder first class monarch, driver in Plateau
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.
Remi Tinubu begs IGP for protection says Dino Melaye has killed a lawmaker before [LETTER]
Remi Tinubu, wife of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has written to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, seeking police protection.
Senator Tinubu (APC-Lagos), in a letter dated Monday July 18 explained to the IGP that she made the request following threat by Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi).
Part of the letter reads “During the proceedings on July 14, 2016, I had cause to contribute to a matter of national importance. Apparently dissatisfied with my contributions, Senator Dino Melaye threw caution to the winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me.
“It was the timely intervention of a number of my colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye from unleashing physical attack on me”.
Remi Tinubu lamented that the Senate leadership refused to call Melaye to order.
She added that “In view of Senator Melaye’s antecedent, particularly in the House of Representatives, where a brawl led by him had led to the untimely death of a lawmaker, I have decided not to ignore his threat to my life.”
Remi Tinubu’s letter to IGP
......................Dino Melaye alleges Remi Tinubu has released N75m to sponsor a protest against him in Abuja