Bandits have killed Abubakar Abdullahi, also known as Danbardi, who was the Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN).
According to the Group, the 58-years-old was killed on Friday, even after ransom was paid for him. His body was found by the roadside on Friday, after being kidnapped from his home in Lere on September 16.
“The death of Abubakar brings to five the number of MACBAN officials killed either by bandits, kidnappers or cattle rustlers this year across the country,” Ngelzarma said.
“Alhaji Abubakar, aged 58 was kidnapped on the 16th of September and after paying ransom his dead body was found by the roadside on Friday, September 17, on the outskirts of Lere town.
“While we condole with the family of the deceased, the Kaduna State Chapter of MACBAN, we call on the security agencies to properly investigate this and a lot of other dastardly acts across the country and bring the culprits to justice,” Ngelzarma said.
He said: “the challenge is making it almost impossible for our members to conduct their businesses in peace. This is partly responsible for the escalating cost of livestock and livestock products.
“If the insecurity continues, it might collapse the livestock industry in the country. We call on the Federal Government to, therefore, ensure that the new policies geared towards improved livestock production are properly implemented,” he added.
But was the Ransom Really paid?
According to the State Chairman of the association, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga, who confirmed the incident in a press release said the gunmen stormed the residence of the deceased at about 2am and brought him out.
According to Tugga, the kidnappers demanded N20m naira but he told them that he does not have such an amount.
The bandits insisted that he must raise the money or they would kill him. The deceased took them to some butchers who raised only N250,000 for him.
Switch Nigeria learned that, angered by his failure to raise the N20 million as they demanded, the bandits immediately took him away and shot him dead.