The chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi state, Wakili Damina has been abducted by gunmen.
Kogi MACBAN secretary, Adamu Abubakar who made the disclosure on Tuesday, said Damina was abducted on April 30 by some armed men dressed in army uniform.
According to him, the abductors, numbering about eight, came in a white bus at about 12 noon to “forcefully” take away the chairman from his house in Chikara village, Kogi LGA.
Abubakar said he immediately called the phone number of Damina when he was informed of the abduction but it rang out and was subsequently switched off.
“Since then, his lines are not reachable and all efforts to know his whereabouts proved abortive,” he said.
Abubakar further stated that he immediately notified the state commissioner of police of the development, and the state government of the incident.
He said a search party raised by MACBAN had visited other places, including abattoirs in and around Abuja to no avail.
Ede Ayuba, Kogi commissioner of police, told NAN that the police are yet to locate the whereabouts of the Miyetti Allah chairman.
The commissioner said efforts to get detailed information about the incident from the divisional police officer in the area where the incident happened was unsuccessful as the matter was not officially reported to him.
With NAN report