Abubakar Abdullahi, the President of the (Miyetti Allah) Association of Miyetti Cattle Breeders of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the local government of Kaduna in Lere, was murdered by his kidnappers.
Othman Ngelzarma, the agency’s national secretary, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
The Miyetti Allah President deceased, 58, was killed by kidnappers Friday, Ngelzarma said.
“With Abubakar’s death, the number of MACBAN officials killed by bandits, kidnappers, or cattle thieves this year has risen to five,” according to the statement.
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Mr Ngelzarma stated that Mr Abdullahi’s lifeless body was discovered on the side of the road on Friday after he was kidnapped from his home in Lere and ransomed on September 16.
“In solidarity with the deceased’s family, the Kaduna State Chapter of MACBAN calls on security authorities to conduct thorough investigations into these and other cowardly acts across the country and bring those responsible to justice. Ngelzarma expressed his dissatisfaction.
The national secretary of MACBAN denounced the growing insecurity that members of the association face across the country, whether from bandits or kidnappers.
It’s our job to make it practically impossible for our members to do their business in peace, he stated. This is partly responsible for the rising costs of livestock and livestock products.
“If the uncertainty persists, the country’s livestock industry could collapse.
To that end, he urged the federal government to see to it that the new policy aimed at improving animal husbandry was adequately implemented.
bandit killings have spread to Kaduna and other parts of the northwest and central north. Villagers and farmers were often victims of raids.