Newsbreak reports that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), South-East branch, says four of its members have been killed by gunmen suspected to be militants of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra State
In the attack which happened on Monday, 60 cows were reportedly rustled.
A statement made available to Newsbreak by the zonal chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, said the attack took place at a Fulani camp in Ndukwenu community, Orumba North Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State.
Recall that IPOB had declared that all Fulani/Hausa cows be taken away from the southeast region. It threatened to ‘enforce the order’ starting from April.
MACBAN’s statement reads in part: “Our members are being innocently killed oftentimes; we don’t know our sins in Anambra State.
“As we appreciate the state government under Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo and security agencies, we also implore for their quick intervention to stop the killing our people. We can no longer move freely now in the state.”
Sidikki gave the names of the deceased as Sale Idris, Mohammed Idris, Abdulmumkni Idris and Musa Idris.
He also stated that the corpses of Mohammed and Sale have been recovered while the other two bodies were still missing.