Bandits have invaded Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja and shot dead the chairman of the Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria Adamu Aliyu,
Aliyu was said to have been killed alongside four others near Daku village in Dobi ward of the council on Thursday.
Secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, who confirmed the incident to our reporter on Sunday, said three persons were abducted, while three others who sustained gunshot wounds were receiving treatment at a Hospital in Abuja.
He said the incident happened last Thursday, around 5 pm, when the late MACBAN chairman alongside others were returning from Izom market in Niger state.
Usman said the bandits, who suddenly emerged from the bush and, opened fire on a truck that was conveying the victims.
“They were returning from Izom market in Niger state where they went to sell cows, until just one kilometer to Daku village 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 as Saleh, Aliyu, Muhammadu and Saidu, saying the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.
Daily Trust gathered that a combined security agents comprising of 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 to our reporter on telephone, but declined to speak further.
The spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, did not pick calls or reply to a text message sent to her.
Culled from Daily Trust