- The incident allegedly took place as the victim migrated from Nassarawa state to Kachia in Southern Kaduna
- The victim was allegedly left lying in a pool of his own blood before he was transported to a hospital by a good Samaritan
- The Kaduna state chairman of MACBAN has called on security agents to investigate the matter
The umbrella group for herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has alleged that unknown gunmen attacked a member of the organization in southern Kaduna and amputated his hand.
According to reports, the alleged incident was disclosed by Kaduna state chairman of MACBAN, Haruna Tugga, in a press conference in the state on Friday, June 16.
Tugga stated that the victim was attacked by gunmen as he migrated from Panda village in Nassarawa state to Kachia in southern Kaduna.
He stated: “To be specific, Abubakar Muhammed who was migrating from Panda, Karu LGA of Nassarawa State to Ladduga in Kachia LGA was attacked by youths from Maho village under Mazuga district.
“They attacked him along a migratory stock route for reasons best known to the attackers and amputated his left hand and left him bleeding in pool of his blood.
“He was picked by Good Samaritan to a Private hospital in Kachia town where he is presently receiving medical attention.
“We condemn this inhuman and barbaric act, we are also calling on our people to be calm and law abiding.
“We call on the security agencies to investigate the matter and the attackers.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has denied claims that its members are perpetrators of ongoing crisis in Southern Kaduna.
The association said its members have also been victims of the crisis rocking the state.
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