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Bandits kill Miyetti Allah chairman, 3 others in Abuja

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ABUJA – Suspected bandits have invaded Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja and shot dead the chairman of the Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) of the council, Adamu Aliyu.

Adamu Aliyu was said to have been killed alongside four others near Daku village in Dobi ward of the council on Thursday, April 7.

The secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, confirmed the tragic incident on Sunday, April 10.

Usman, the MACBAN secretary in the council, said the bandits also abducted three persons. He added that three others who sustained gunshot wounds are receiving treatment at the University of Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.

According to Usman, the incident happened last Thursday, around 5 pm, when the late MACBAN chairman alongside others were returning from Izom market in Niger State in a Dyna truck, while the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on the truck. He said the bandits shattered the windscreen of the truck which was conveying the late MACBAN and some passengers.

His words: “They were returning from Izom Market in Niger state where they went to sell cows, until just one kilometre to Daku village when the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on the truck, killing the MACBAN chairman and four others.”

Usman gave the names of those killed as Saleh, Aliyu, Muhammadu and Saidu, saying the deceased’s corpses had been buried according to Islamic rites.

It was learnt 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, reportedly confirmed the incident to but declined to speak further. The FCT police command has, however, not issued any official statement regarding the development. (Daily Trust)

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