Adamu Aliyu, Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Gwagwalada council area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been killed by bandits.
Adamu Aliyu Killed By Bandits
MACBAN National Secretary, Baba Ngelzarma, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said Aliyu and four others were killed by bandits at Dako area near Dobi village in Gwagwalada.
Ngelzarma said MACBAN has lost two state chairmen and five local government chairmen as a result of the activities of cattle rustlers and bandits.
The statement reads, “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.”
When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, Josephine Adeh said the command was yet to confirm the incident.
The development comes a few months after another MACBAN Chairman, Abubakar Abdullahi was killed by suspected bandits in Kaduna State.