Suspected terrorists have reportedly invaded Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), killing the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Adamu Aliyu.
From information gathered, Aliyu was said to have been killed alongside four others near Daku village in Dobi ward of the council on Thursday.
The secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, who made this known yesterday, said during the invasion of the community, three people were kidnapped, while three others who sustained gunshot wounds are receiving treatment at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
He said the incident happened at about 5pm last Thursday, when the late MACBAN chairman alongside others were returning from Izom Market in Niger State in Dyna truck and the bandits emerged from the bush and opened fire on them.
Usman explained that the bandits shattered the windscreen of the truck, which conveyed the late MACBAN chairman and other passengers.
“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’s corpses had been buried according to Islamic rites.
It was learnt that team of security agents comprising of soldiers, NSCDC, mobile police and vigilante led by the Gwagwalada police area commander were at Daku village, before the remains of the deceased were buried.
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