Police Offer 10 Million Naira For Information On Slain Plateau Monarch

Police, Plateau MonarchThe Plateau State Police Command has announced a ten-million-naira reward for anyone that can provide useful information leading to the arrest of perpetrators of the gruesome murder of a Plateau monarch, the chief of Bokkos, Saf Ron Kulere and three others.

Police Commissioner, Adekunle Oladunjoye, made the announcement at the police headquarters in Jos during the working visit of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 4, Mr Agboola Oshodi.

The Police Commissioner said that investigation was still ongoing in the murder of the monarch and the reward placed on the suspected killers was an evidence of the commitment of the Police and the state government in finding the perpetrators of the crime.

The first class traditional ruler was gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen on Monday, July 18, 2016 alongside three others while others sustained injuries from the attack.

He was attacked in his village, Sha, while coming back from the farm along Bokkos-Barkin Ladi Road on Monday evening in company of his son, the police orderly and the driver.

There had been protests by angry youths of Bokkos  aggrieved by the murder of their ruler.

The aggrieved youths took to the streets blocking the highway between Bokkos and Barkin Ladi to express their grievances on the killings.

The Police immediately launched an investigation into the killing.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, said that a special investigative team from the Force Headquarters had taken over the case.

He disclosed that a helicopter had also been released for aerial surveillance of the community.

Police Investigate Plateau Monarch’s Murder

Police, Plateau, Kulere Lazarus AgaiThe Nigeria Police has launched an investigation into the killing of a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, Saf Ron Kulere Lazarus Agai.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, said this on Friday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

DIG Habila said that a special investigative team from the Force Headquarters has taken over the case.

He disclosed that a helicopter has also been released for aerial surveillance of the community.

The investigation is coming after the Plateau State Security Council had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Bokkos Local Government Area following the protest that trailed the brutal murder of the monarch and some of his aides.

Rising from an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the unfortunate incident, Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, advised the public and residents of the affected areas to comply with the imposition of the restriction order and cooperate with security personnel deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

Plateau Imposes 24 Hour Curfew On Bokkos

Plateau-Simon Lalong
Governor of Plateau State, Mr Simon Lalong

The Plateau State Security Council has imposed a 24 hour curfew on Bokkos Local Government Area following the protest that followed the brutal murder of the paramount ruler of Bokkos and some of his aides.

Rising from an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the unfortunate incident, Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, in a statement advised the general public and residents of the affected areas to comply with the imposition of the restriction order and cooperate with security personnel deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

Angry youths of Bokkos had on Thursday protested the murder of the paramount ruler of Bokkos, Saf Ron-Kulere, Lazarus Agai and three others on Monday evening.

The aggrieved youths took to the streets protesting and blocking the highway between Bokkos and Barkin Ladi to express their grievances on the killings.

The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Olakunle Oladunjoye, explained that contrary to insinuations that that the traditional ruler was shot, he died as a result of the vehicle losing control after the driver of his vehicle was shot.