By Charles Nwabardi

The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association (MACBAN)of Nigeria in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Abubakar Abdullahi has been killed by unknown gunmen.

The Miyetti Allah chairman was killed in an attack that took place in the early hours of Friday.

Director of Media and Publicity of MACBAN in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Bayero-Zango, confirmed the incident to newsmen saying the assailants stormed the home of the chairman at about 1:00am on Friday.

Abubakar, popularly known as Dambardi, was whisked away by the bandits after they demanded N20m from him. He was later found dead along the Saminaka-Mariri-Zango highway.

The MACBAN spokesman condemned the attack, calling on the state government and security agencies to investigate the attack and unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

He said;

“Early this morning, one of our members called to inform the leadership of the state branch of MACBAN that at about 1:00am (Friday), unknown gunmen attacked the home of the chairman of MACBAN in Lere LG and killed him.

“When they arrived the house at about 1:00am, they demanded the sum of N20m from him in order to spare his life but he told them he had no such money.

“Although he was able to raise N250,000 for the assailants, they took him to the back of the town along the Saminaka-Mariri- Zango highway where they shot him dead.”

“We totally condemn this heinous act and we are appealing to the state government and the Police to thoroughly investigate the attack and fish out the perpetrators of the attack.

“This is because Lere is one of the peaceful areas in the state where there has been no issue of herder-farmer crisis.

“There has been no issue of cattle rustling in the area but, surprisingly, somebody like the slain chairman of MACBAN, a strong supporter and promoter of peace in Lere, could be so brutally gunned down in that manner.

“We are sad over the incident,” he added

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