The head of the Bororo community in Oro-Ago, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Alhaji Sheidu Madawaki, was on Sunday night murdered by suspected gunmen.
A family source, who spoke with Daily Trust, said three gun-wielding men stormed the resident of the Bororo leader around 9:30pm on Sunday and shot him.
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“They were three in number. One of them was stationed outside the residence shooting sporadically while two went into the house and shot him in his bedroom.
“They came and operated with riffles suspected to be AK 47, causing panic and fear in the community” the source added.
It was gathered that security operatives, including the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Oro Ago division visited the scene of the incident on Monday.
A source said the deceased paid a courtesy visit to the NSCDC office penultimate Monday, “to establish a synergy on how to improve and sustain the existing peaceful coexistence in the kingdom.
“He emphasized on the need for protection of informant which he was assured”.
A security source told our correspondent that this fueled the speculation among family members that he was murdered by the gunmen who feared he might expose them.
Several calls and text messages by our reporter to the spokesmen of the Police and NSCDC of the Kwara state command were not picked or responded to.
However, a security source, who confirmed the incident, said: “Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the reason for the attack.
“But for now, we suspect it might likely be as a result of his closeness with, and readiness to support security agencies in the area in the discharge of their duties,” the source added.