Unknown gunmen dressed in army uniforms have reportedly kidnapped the Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Alhaji Wakili Damina.
News reports that this was confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday by the state Secretary of MACBAN, Mr Adamu Abubakar.
While revealing that Damina was abducted on April 30, he added that the abductors, numbering about eight, came in a white bus at about 12 noon to “forcefully” take away the Chairman from his house at Chikara village, Kogi Local Government.
According to Abubakar, he was informed of the incident about an hour later by the younger brother of Damina who claimed he witnessed the incident.
“Since then, his lines are not reachable and all efforts to know his whereabouts proved abortive,” he said.
The MACBAN secretary said that he contacted the state Commissioner of police, adding that the state government was also informed through the Special Adviser on security matters to the governor, Jerry Omodara.
The Secretary 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 and around Abuja to no avail.