- The fight against insecurity has been dealt a massive blow again
- The village head of Fulani Fafu village in Katsina, Dikko Usman, has been murdered by suspected bandits
- The traditional ruler's murder came barely two weeks after a district head in Katsina state was killed by armed men
The residents of the Mazoji and Sarkin Fulani Fafu village have been thrown into mourning following the murder of the village head, Malam Dikko Usman, by men suspected to be bandits.
Late Usman was reportedly murdered on Friday evening, June 12, in his residence in Mazoji ward in Matazu local government area in Katsina state, Daily Trust report.
Legit.ng gathers that suspected armed bandits turned the village into commotion as they headed to the residence of the late village head and killed him.
The late traditional ruler, until his death, worksed with the dental department at Kankia General hospital.
Usman's brother confirmed the incident on Saturday, June 13, saying the late traditional ruler had unknowingly sheltered the suspected bandits.
“Vigilante members arrested the hoodlums and presented them to the police and finally, they have been freed as I am talking to you. I even doubt if they are not the ones responsible for his death,” he spoke unanimously to journalists.
The attack that led to his murder came barely two weeks after suspected armed bandits invaded Yantumaki village in Danmusa Local government area of Katsina state and killed the district head, Abubakar Atiku Maidabino.
The spate of insecurity has been generating concern in the county with the leadership of the ninth National Assembly (NASS) resolving to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and the service chiefs.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a score of villagers numbering over 70 has been killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.