The First-class Chief of Bokkos local government council of plateau state, the Saf Ron-Kulere, Da Lazarus Agai, has been reportedly murdered on Monday, while returning from his village, Sha.
Investigation revealed that, his Royal Highness was attacked alongside his Orderly, his son’s wife and one other person, on the 18th July 2016, when they were returning from the farm in Share.
Investigation revealed that one person escaped unhurt, while a woman sustained injuries and is now receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos.
Following the incident, the plateau state Police Command has warned any group or persons, who want to embark on protest or demonstration in line with the killing of the Saf Ron-Kulere and others should restrain from such acts.
In a statement issued to newsmen in Jos, and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Tyopev Matthias Terna, it further warned that, no any form of demonstration is allowed in any part of the state. According to him, the law enforcement agents in the state will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the criminal elements involved in the murder of the Bokkos First-class Chief.
The statement called on all citizens of the state to be law abiding, as the police and other security agencies are already investigating the incident, and that the hoodlums shall be brought to book soonest.
Further investigation revealed that they were attacked by some Fulanis. Conscience Triumph gathered that, the murder of the late Ron Kulere was not unconnected with his strong stance against the purported grazing reserve in his locality.
In his reaction, the plateau state governor, Barr Simon Lalong, has urged the people of Bokkos and the state to remain calm and not engage in any act that is capable of aggravating the situation, but that the community should rather volunteer all necessary information that will aid investigation to security operatives.
A statement, which was signed and issued to newsmen in Jos on Tuesday by the director of press affairs, Emmanuel Samuel Nanle, stated that the state government is indeed pained by the unfortunate wave of the killing of a traditional ruler of Bokkos local government council. It assured all citizens of the state to remain resolute in their efforts and determination to work together with all peace loving persons in the state to secure and sustain the peace in the state.
While assuring that government is on top of the situation and is avowed on fishing out all those involved in the act, the governor also appealed to the people, especially Bokkos residents, to remain law abiding. He condoled and prayed for God to comfort the family of the deceased, the people of Bokkos and the entire people of plateau state over the tragic loss.