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Gunmen Assassinate Fulani Leader In Kwara

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Unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed a Fulani leader, Alhaji Abdullahi Hardo Buruku popularly known as Alhaji Malam, in Lamba town, Asa LGA of Kwara state.

Naija News gathered that the gunmen stormed the town around 12mid night on Wednesday, shooting in the air.

“They shot him on the spot. We heard gunshots all over,” a resident told Daily Trust.

Also one of the sisters of the deceased, Aina’u Hardo Buruku, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

She said the gunmen met the victim in his bedroom and murdered him.

Until his death, the deceased was the chairman, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria, Kwara state branch.

Meanwhile, Nigerian security agencies are set to launch a “major offensive” against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East.

Naija News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari has given the security agencies the marching order to curtail the attacks on government facilities and the killing of police officers in the region and parts of South-South.

It was also learned that three Deputy Commissioners of Police and Squadrons of Anti-riot Police have been deployed to the region ahead of the operation and police operations have also been rejigged in the South East.

According to multiple security sources, the President has given the security agencies the order to stop the attacks on offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), police stations, prisons, and military checkpoints.