The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Hussaini, has been gunned down by suspected bandits.
The Chairman of the association in Toto Local Government Area of the State, Mohammed Umar, was also killed.
This was confirmed by the police in a statement signed by the Nasarawa Police Command Public Relations Officer, Ramhan Nansel, on Saturday.
The gunmen were said to have stormed Garaku market, in Kokona Local Government Area of the State, on Friday around 7:30pm, when Hussaini was meeting with the Toto LGA chairman of the association.
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, 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.
Longe condoled with the deceased’s families and assured them that the Command would bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
He 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 would be treated with utmost confidentiality.