Miyetti Allah says 4 of its members murdered in Anambra, 17 missing.
Charles Nwoke, Awka, Nigeria.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, have yesterday claimed that four of its members were slain and 17 others missing in Anambra State from January till date.
The South-East zonal chairman of the association, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, who gave the figures in Awka, said a recent attack on its members took place at Mohammed Idris Herder’s Settlement located at Ogborji Orumba South local government area of the state, on Saturday, where, according to him, four herdsmen were allegedly killed and many cows missing.
He gave the names of those killed as Hadari Umaru, Hamidu Umaru, Aliu Idris, and Hassan Idris, claiming that it brought to 21 the number of herders missing between January and March 2021.
He said, “In the early hours on Saturday, one of the escaped herders called me and told me that some unknown gunmen in a Hilux vehicle invaded Mohammed Idris Herder’s Settlement, shooting sporadically, which led to the death of our four members and hundreds of cows scattered all over the area.
“Of the four, the police had recovered one corpse after a complaint was launched, while three others were still missing.”