Zazzau Emirate Council Member shot dead in Kaduna

Kabiru Y. Buhari, Dokajin Cika Soron Zazzau, Ungwan Muazu District, in Zazzau Emirate Council, who was found dead on Friday in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria. Photo: Abdullahi Garba

An influential chief and council member of the Zazzau Emirate,  Dokajin Cika Soron Zazzau, Kabiru Buhari, has been shot dead in Kaduna.

His car and body were found by a search team at his farm near Maigiginya in Nariya, Kabala West, Kaduna, on Friday around 4p.m. He had gunshot wound on his head.

He is survived by one wife and five children. He has since been buried in line with Islamic tradition.

The Cika Soron Zazzau and Hakimin Ungwan Muazu,  Ahmed Aliyu Idris, in an interview with journalists at the burial ground on Friday night, confirmed that the late chief was found dead in his farm on Friday.

“We closed from Council with him around 5p.m. on Thursday where I think he proceeded to his farm Maigiginya. His family later alerted us on Friday morning that he didn’t sleep at home. So, we reported to the police and commenced a search operation.

“His body was found inside his farm with his car parked around the farm round 3-4pm on Friday.

“We have left everything to God to judge whoever has hand in his death or any other innocent persons killed.”

The Emirate has recently come under several attacks among which are the recent killing of a petrol station manager and the murder of a lecturer with the Shehu Idris College of Health Technology.

On whether he is satisfied with the actions taken by the police to curtail the rampant killings in the area, Mr. Idris said, “Honestly I can’t say because I don’t think they are doing much to stop this killings in the society. They always say that they are searching for the killers.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Aminu Lawal, while confirming the incident, said the police took part in the search of Mr. Buhari and had since commenced investigation into the killing.

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