Burial rites of one of the slain Miyetti Allah leaders being observed in Nasarawa State. Photo: Chris Nyamtu
Police in Nasarawa State have confirmed the killing of the State Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammad Husseini.
State spokesperson, ASP Ramhan Nansel in a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria in Lafia, said Alhaji Muhammad was shot dead at Gudi Market in Kokona Local Government Area of the state.
He explained that two gunmen arrived at the market square around 7PM on Friday, also killed Toto Local Government Chairman of MACBAN Alhaji Muhammad Umar.
In a statement, Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule condemned the killings and promised more collaboration with security agencies to arrest insecurity.
The two Miyetti Allah leaders have since been buried according to Islamic rites.