The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Hussain, has been killed by suspected bandits.
Hussain was murdered alongside the chairman of the association in Toto Local Government Area, Mohammed Umar, on Friday night.
Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, Ramham Nansel, confirmed the tragic incidents in a statement.
“On 2/4/2021 at about 7pm, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Umar, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Toto LGA at Garaku market.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe swiftly deployed Operation Puff Adder II personnel to the scene where the two corpses were recovered and taken to the hospital,” he said.
Former Kaduna State Senator, Shehu Sani also confirmed the killings in a tweet early Saturday, “The beastly killing of the two Prominent Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Assoc”.
The tweet continued, “leaders in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Hussein and Muhammed Umar yesterday,by bandits is condemnable.Tragically,this attest to the fact that no ethnic or religious group is safe from this common danger”.