An official of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Nasarawa State Chapter, Yakubu Mama, has been killed by some unknown gunmen. The gunmen reportedly attacked and murdered Mama on the claim that he exposed members of a crime syndicate operating along the Keffi-Karu-Abuja axis. The state chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Muhammed Hussaini, said on Sunday the unknown gunmen invaded the deceased’s residence and took him to a nearby bush where he was killed.
He said MACBAN officials, vigilance group members and police Special Anti- robbery Squad helped in the recovery of Mama’s body which was later interred in Karu.According to him, “the deceased had passed important information that assisted security operatives in tracking down armed robbers and cattle rustlers in Keffi, Karu and Abuja areas.” “He had also provided useful tips that had prevented conflicts between herders and farmers in Keffi and Karu local government areas of the state before he was abducted and killed by the gunmen,” Hussaini stated. The Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, who confirmed the incident to journalists, however, said: “one person had been arrested in connection with the incident.