Daniel Malu, retired assistant superintendent of police, was killed on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Jos, the Plateau State capital by some unidentified hoodlums.
The killing of the police officer happened barely one week after the murder of a serving ASP and Officer in Charge of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Saki Unit, in the Oyo State Police Command.
The OC was said to have been hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen during an operation in a forest on the Saki-Ogbooro Road in the Oke Ogun area of the state. Malu, 58, whose last office was ‘A ’ Division in Jos, was also dismembered in his Dorowa residence, in the Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
The police also confirmed the death of four persons in a fatal motor accident on Valentine ’s Day at the Mararaba Jamaa area of the state.
The Punch reported that the crash involved a truck conveying diesel from Kuru to Mararaba Jamaa and driven by a 25 year old man, Abdullaziz Abdulrahman, a resident of Tildin Fulani on Bauchi Road, Jos.
Matthias Tyopev, the spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, confirmed the killing, saying the corpse had been deposited at Ola Hospital mortuary in Zawan. He said efforts were being made to arrest the hoodlums.