Gunmen, on Sunday night, attacked the palace of the Village Head of Kadunu, Muhammad Bayero in Langai District of Plateau’s Mangu local government area and killed him.
Reports by a daily trust correspondent said that the village head, who goes by the title Rit Kadunu, was shot dead around 8:10 pm while another person in the palace was hit by a stray bullet in the leg.
Also Confirming the incident is a former Commissioner of Trade, Commerce and Industry in Plateau State, Hon. Yakubu Idi Usman who said the village head was buried according to Islamic rites on Monday morning.
Hon. Usman stated that there was a high probability that the village head was a target of assassination because he sustained several gunshot wounds.
“I have just returned from the funeral prayer,” said Usman, who also confirmed that the Police had visited the palace and taken the necessary evidence and statements.
He described the incident as tragic and said the Rit was like a brother to him and losing him at this time was a huge loss for the people of Mangu LGA and Plateau State.