//Godwin Ekosin, kaduna//
27-year-old leader of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in charge of Kakuri community, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Buhari Amodu Tanko, had been reportedly killed by yet to be identified assailants.
Police Spokesman in the State, ASP Aliyu Usman, who confirmed the incident in Kaduna yesterday said, the late Buhari was murdered by hoodlums while attempting to stop them from stealing from the premises of defunct Kaduna Textile Limited located in his catchment area.
ASP Usman said the incident occurred at about 3:26 hours of Monday 29th August 2016, making it difficult for the police to make immediate arrest of any suspect in connection with the killing.
He however said investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Effort to speak with family of the deceased could not be established as the time of filing this report.
But member of JTF in Kakuri, who would not want his name in print vowed, never to be deterred by the gruesome murder of their leader in their efforts to make the community safer, urging the State government to train and equip them instead of attempting to scrap the activities of local vigilante in the State as we read in the media.
“We know the community better because we leave there. The government can train us continually so we discharge our responsibility better. What happened cannot stop us from patrolling our area especially at night. And we will bring the killers of Buhari to justice no matter how long it will take us”, he said.
Gobroasheet reports that there have been pocket of killings in some parts of Kaduna state in recent times which call for serious and dedicated efforts by security stakeholders to address the issue before getting out of hand.