Suspected gunmen have assassinated Alhaji Alhaji Sheidu Madawaki, the head of a Bororo village, at Obuh Ruga cattle settlement, Oro Ago kingdom in Kwara South Senatorial District.

It was gathered that the Bororo leader was attacked in his residence at about 21.30hours on 29/08/2021 by unknown gunmen.

It was leaned that the deceased paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on 23/08/2021 to establish a synergy with the agency on how to improve and sustain the existing peaceful coexistence in the kingdom.

During his visit to the agency, late Sheidu stressed the need for the protection of informants and was given an assurance by the civil defence corps.

The residents of the kingdom are of the view that the assassination of the Bororo leader is likely due to his closeness with and his readiness to support security agencies to wipe out criminals in the area.

Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the development.

Ajayi said the state Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has directed that discreet investigation into the incident be commenced immediately.

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