By Janet John, LAFIA
The Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Nasarawa state, has been gunned down by suspected bandits.
This was confirmed by the state Command of the Nigeria Police Force, in a statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, Ramhan Nansel and made available to the press in Lafia, Saturday.
The gunmen on Friday around 7:30pm, were said to have stormed Garaku market, in Kokona Local Government Area of the state, where the chairman, was meeting with the Toto LGA chairman of the association, Mohammed Umar.
The gunmen were said to have arrived in a white Hilux van with no plate number. The State Chairman was shot several times on his head and chest, while the Toto LGA Chairman was shot while trying to run away.
According to the Police statement, “On 2/4/2021 at about 1930hrs, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani Bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Umar, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Toto LGA at Garaku market.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc(+) swiftly deployed Operation Puff Adder II personnel to the scene where the two corpses were recovered and taken to the hospital; the corpses deposited at Anthony memorial Mortuary for post Mortem examination after being confirmed dead by a medical Doctor.
CP Bola Longe condoled with the deceased families and assured them that the Command will do all within its power to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
Longe then called on members of the public to volunteer useful information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits, as he assured that such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
PROMPT NEWS gathered that the association was gearing up towards another election to elect new leaders.