Aliyu Adamu, the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Abuja’s Gwagwalada Area Council, as well as his son and three others, were slain by bandits at a village in the federal capital area.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the organization’s National Secretary, Baba Ngelzarma, on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr Ngelzarma stated that Mr Adamu and four others were gunned down by bandits in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, at Dako hamlet near Dobi Village (FCT).
He urged security services to intervene in the ever-increasing actions of bandits.
According to him, MACBAN has lost two state chairmen and five local government chairmen as a result of livestock rustlers and bandits’ actions.
“Adamu was claimed to be being pursued by bandits from Niger State’s Izom Cattle Market.” Four other persons in his vehicle were kidnapped, and the gunmen are demanding N100 million in ransom.
“MACBAN sees the increasing incidents of bandit activity in Niger and now the FCT as a major threat to the two states’ thriving cattle industries.”
“MACBAN has called on security services to take action against the ever-increasing actions of bandits,” according to the statement.