Four members of the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association in the Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, including their chairman have been killed.
They were said to be coming from Izom market in Niger State when the gunmen attacked them near Daku village in Gwagwalada.
Four other persons were said to have been abducted while several others sustained gunshot injuries.
The Secretary-General of MCBAN, Ngelzeerma Usman, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He added that their abductors demanded N100 million for the release of those held hostage.
Usman said, “They went to sell cow last Thursday and were attacked by gunmen around 8 pm. They killed four of our members, which included the chairman in Gwagwalada and took four away.
“They have reached out to us and demanded N100 million to release those with them.”
Efforts to get the FCT police command Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, were not successful.
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