The chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Hussain, been killed by suspected bandits.
The chairman of the association in Toto Local Government Area of the state, Mohammed Umar, was also killed by the bandits.
The state police command spokesperson, Ramham Nansel, confirmed the incident in a statement.
“On 2/4/2021 at about 7pm, 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 statement said.
According to the statement, the corpses were deposited at Anthony Memorial Mortuary in Garaku area of Kokona Local Government Area of the state for post-mortem examination after being confirmed dead by a doctor.
It added that the CP condoled with the deceased families and assured them that the command will do all within its powers to bring the perpetrators to book.
The statement also urged members of the public to volunteer useful information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits, adding that “such information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.”