Gunmen abduct Kogi MACBAN Chairman

 The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders of Nigeroa (MACBAN) Kogi State, Alhaji Wakili Damina, has been abducted.

The state Secretary of MACBAN, Mr Adamu Abubakar, told newsmen Lokoja Tuesday that Damina was abducted April 30 by some armed men dressed army camouflage.

He said witnesses said that the abductors, numbering about eight, came a white bus at about 12 noon to “forcefully” take away the Chairman from house at Chikara , Kogi Local Government.

Abubakar said that he was informed of the incident about an hour later by the younger brother of Damina who claimed he witnessed the incident.

The Seceratry said he immediately called the phone number of the missing Chairman, but it rang out.

He said that Damina’s number was switched he repeated the about an hour later.

“Since then, lines are reachable and all efforts to know whereabouts proved abortive,” he said.

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 security matters to the governor, Mr Jerry Omodara.

The Secretary said that he and some members of the 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.

The state Commissioner of police, Mr Ede Ayuba, contacted, said that the police are yet to locate the whereabouts of the Chairman.

The Commissioner said that immediately he was informed of the incident, he called Damina’s phone severally but there was no response.

Ayuba said efforts to get detailed information about the incident from the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area where the incident happened was unsuccessful as the matter was officially reported to him. (NAN)