Gunmen believed to be Fulani bandits have killed the chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Hussain, at Garaku Market Area of Kokona Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspected Fulani bandits also murdered one Mohammed Umar, the chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Nasarawa State Command ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the attack in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Saturday, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe, said the incident occurred at exactly 8pm on Friday night.
He said, “On 2/4/2021 at about 1930hrs, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Umar, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Toto LGA at Garaku market.”
According to him, the Command upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe immediately deployed Operation Puff Adder II personnel to the scene where the two corpses were recovered and deposited at Anthony Memorial Mortuary Hospital, Garaku Area of Kokona Local Government Area of the state.
He continued, “The corpses were deposited at Anthony memorial Mortuary for post mortem examination after being confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”
He added that the Commissioner of Police condoled with the deceased families and assured members of the public that the Command would do all within its powers to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
The Police boss, however, admonished members of the public to volunteer useful information that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the evil act, assuring that any information provided to the Command would be treated with the utmost confidentiality