The chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja, Aliyu Adamu, his son and three others, have been murdered by bandits in a village in the federal capital territory.
This was disclosed in a statement by the body’s National Secretary, Baba Ngelzarma, on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr Ngelzarma explained that Mr Adamu and four others were gunned down by bandits at Dako hamlet near Dobi Village in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He called on the security agencies to take action against the ever increasing activities of bandits.
According to him, MACBAN has lost two state chairmen and five local government chairmen following activities of cattle rustlers and bandits.
“Adamu was said to have been trailed by the bandits from Izom Cattle Market in Niger State. Four other people in the same vehicle with him were kidnapped and the bandits are asking for N100 million as ransom.
“MACBAN views the increasing cases of activities of bandits in Niger and now the FCT as a great threat to the thriving livestock industry in the two states.
MACBAN called on the security agencies to take action against the ever increasing activities of bandits,” the statement read.