The Chairman of the Kaduna chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Abubakar Abdullahi, have been killed by gunmen on Friday.
According to Ibrahim Bayero, spokesman of MACBAN in Kaduna, said the gunmen invaded Abdullahi’s home in Lere LGA of Kaduna in the early hours of Friday.
Bayero said the gunmen forced Abdullahi to raise N250,000 from some butchers in his community, before he was killed.
In his words: “Yes, our chairman was killed in the early hours of today. He was killed at his residence in Lere town, Lere LGA of Kaduna state.
“They came and picked him up from his house. They demanded N20 million and he told them that he doesn’t have it.
“They took him round to the butchers to borrow money and give them. He raised up to N250,000 and gave them. They collected the money and took him to the Saminaka-Marere-Zango highway.
“They killed him and left his corpse by the road. It is very bad.”
The spokesman said he suspects that assassins were sent after the late chairman.
“That area has been very peaceful. There are none of these killings in Lere. We are suspecting that hired assassins killed him,” he said.
Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, is yet to respond to inquiry about the incident.