Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State Wakili Damina has been abducted, the group’s secretary Adamu Abubakar has said.
Mr Abubakar told reporters in Lokoja on Tuesday that Damina was abducted on April 30 by some armed men dressed in army camouflage.
He said witnesses claimed the abductors, numbering about eight, came in a white bus at about 12 noon to “forcefully” take away Damina from his house at Chikara village, Kogi Local Government Area.
Abubakar said he was informed of the incident about an hour later by the younger brother of Damina who claimed he witnessed the incident.
He said he has been unable to reach Damina on phone and that “all efforts to know his whereabouts proved abortive.”
Abubakar said that he immediately notified the state commissioner of police of the development, adding that the state government was also informed through the special adviser on security matters to the governor Jerry Omodara.
The scribe said that he and some members of the association visited the Nigeria Police Force headquarters, Abuja, to know if Damina was in their custody but they said no.
He also said that a search party raised by MACBAN had visited other places, including abattoirs in Abuja to no avail.