Armed bandits have assassinated Lawal Musa, popularly known as Alhaji Maijama’a, a Fulani community leader in Doka, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday, said Musa was brutally killed by bandits at his settlement on Sunday.
Aruwan noted that the deceased worked closely with other community leaders towards the success of peacebuilding efforts in Doka area of Kajuru.
“He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama’a and hacked him to death. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. His brother is recuperating in an undisclosed hospital,” said Aruwan.
“Alhaji Lawal Musa’s contributions were instrumental towards the re-opening of the Doka weekly Market, peaceful resumption of activitie
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The commissioner said governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the news of Musa’s assassination, and hailed the deceased as an exemplary leader and a champion of peaceful coexistence.
According to him, the governor prayed for the repose of his soul wished his brother, Gide, a speedy recovery.