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Bandits kill Miyetti Allah chairman, 4 others in Abuja

Bandits have shot dead the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Gwagwalada Area Council chapter, Abuja, Adamu Aliyu, alongside four…

Bandits have shot dead the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Gwagwalada Area Council chapter, Abuja, Adamu Aliyu, alongside four others, near Daku village, in Dobi ward of the council.

The secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, who confirmed the incident to our reporter on Sunday, said three persons were abducted while three others sustained gunshot wounds, and they are receiving treatment at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.

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Narrating the incident, Usman said it happened last Thursday, around 5pm when the late MACBAN chairman and others were returning from Izom Market in Niger State in a truck.

“They were returning from Izom Market in Niger State where they went to sell cows, when the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on the truck, killing the MACBAN chairman and four others,” he said.

He gave the names of those killed by the bandits as Saleh, Aliyu, Muhammadu and Saidu, saying the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.

Daily Trust gathered that a combined security team comprising soldiers, civil defence corps, mobile police and vigilante led by the Gwagwalada police area commander were at Daku village, before the remains of the deceased were buried.

The chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, confirmed the incident over the phone to our reporter, but declined to speak further, saying he was in a meeting, and that he would call back later.

The spokeswoman of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, was yet to pick calls or reply to an SMS sent to her on the incident.