Suspected bandits 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.
It was gathered that Aliyu was shot dead alongside four others near Daku village in Dobi ward of the council.
Secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Sunday April 10, said three persons were abducted, while three others who sustained gun shot wounds are receiving treatment at the University of Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.
He said the incident happened last Thursday, around 5 pm, when the late MACBAN chairman alongside others were retuning from Izom market in Niger state in Dyna truck, while the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on the truck.
According to him, the bandits shattered the windscreen of the truck, which was conveying the late MACBAN and some passengers.
“They were retuning 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’s corpses 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.