Commander of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in charge of Kakuri community, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Buhari Ahmadu Tanko, has been reportedly killed by yet to be identified assailants.
Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed the incident.
He said, the late Tanko, 27 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 has already been launched and the culprits will soon be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.
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 here. 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.