One person has been killed by gunmen who attacked a cattle ranch in Awba -Ofemili, Awka North local government area of Anambra State.
Southeast chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, told reporters that one Usman Haruna was abducted during the invasion.
The suspected gunmen stormed the cattle ranching hub on Sunday night and shot non-stop to scare residents away before carrying out their nefarious acts.
Siddikki said; “I was informed by the owner of the hub, Haruna Sale on Monday afternoon that some people suspected to be gunmen have invaded his Cattle Ranching and killed his fifteen Cows, kidnapped one of his subject, Usman Haruna, in the process.
“As it stands now, my people in the area are afraid to go out and report to any nearby security outfits and the attack is ongoing.’’
Sidikki further revealed that a similar attack occurred on Monday, January 22, around 6am in Umuochu village-Ndikelionwu, Orumba North Local Government Area. However, no person or cow was taken.
He called on the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, to urgently deploy operatives to the affected areas to prevent further attacks on the people and their businesses.