ONE-TIME Supervisory Councilor for social services in Keana local government area of Nasarawa state, Honourable Bala Ilafo was on Monday night, killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at his Aloshi residence in the locality.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the evil men, armed with sophisticated weapons, had invaded the residence of a neighbour to the deceased, dispossessing them of their belongings before the ex-councilor was shot at close range in his attempt to approach the gunmen.
Our correspondent further learnt that the herdsmen had trailed the deceased’s neighbour from a market where he was said to have sold some cows with an undisclosed sum of money on him.
Just last week, a staff of the local government, Mr. Clement Zuzu narrowly escaped death in the hands of some Fulani marauders who attacked him on his way to the village after the day’s work.
Executive Chairman of Keana local government council, Mustapha Eladoga who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Pilot revealed that the council authorities had written to the appropriate quarters for necessary action.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO of the Nasrawa state command, ASP Ismaila Numan who confirmed the incident noted that it was robbery attack and not ethnic clash as being insinuated in some quarters.
He pointed out that investigation into the matter had commenced with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.

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