Mohammed Hussain, chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa state, has been killed by suspected bandits.
The bandits also killed Mohammed Umar, the chairman of the association in Toto LGA of the state.
Ramham Nansel, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident.
“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, ” the police said in a statement.
“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 the corpses were deposited at Anthony Memorial Mortuary in Garaku area of Kokona LGA of the state for post-mortem examination after being confirmed dead by a doctor.
He added that the CP condoled with the deceased families and assured them that the command will do all within its powers to bring the perpetrators to book.
He also urged members of the public to volunteer useful information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits, adding that “such information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality”.