A notorious criminal, Salihu Zakari popularly known as “Kinkon” was on Monday night shot dead by unknown gunmen in Tella village, Gassol local government area of Taraba state.
Zakari was said to have been terrorising Sabongida and Tella axis for the past 10-years and was responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of several innocent citizens in Gassol local government.
A source in Tella village told newsmen that Kinkon met his Waterloo at about 9. pm on Monday night when some unidentified persons allegedly called him on phone to meet them somewhere in Tella village.
The source further said “Kinkon” was on his way to meet his callers at about 9.00 pm when he was suddenly shot from behind by the unknown gunmen close to NKST church area in Tella village.
According to the source, Kinkon was said to have been rushed to Tella maternity clinic by some youths in the village but died later.
When contacted the police public relations officer of the Taraba command, David Misal did not respond to his call when our correspondent called his line but a very senior police officer attached to Mutum-biyu police division confirmed the death of the criminal and said his body was released to his family on Tuesday morning and has since been buried