The chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN), in Lere local government area of Kaduna State, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
The deceased, identified as Abubakar Abdullahi, was killed in the early hours of yesterday.
The development was confirmed in a statement issued by the MACBAN’s Director of Media and Publicity in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Bayero-Zango, yesterday.
According to the MACBAN’s spokesman, the attackers stormed the home of the chairman, popularly known as Dambardi, in Lere town at about 1:00 am. and killed him.
“When they arrived at the house at about 1:00 am, 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”.
The MACBAN spokesman, while condemning the attack, called on the State government and security agency to investigate the attack so as to uncover the perpetrators of the heinous act.