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One missing, 15 cows killed as gunmen invade Anambra cattle ranching settlement

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One person is nowhere to be found and fifteen cows have been killed, after suspected gunmen invaded Haruna Sale Cattle Ranching Settlement in Awba-Ofemili, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra.

The South East leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MCBAN), Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, in an interview with Journalists in Awka, on Tuesday, said the suspected gunmen launched an attack on the Cattle Ranching hub on Sunday night and shot sporadically into the air to scare residents away before committing the crime.

He said that the attackers also kidnapped one person, Mr. Usman Haruna in the process leaving the Settlement in total confusion.

According to Siddiki, I was informed by the owner of the hub, “Haruna Sale on Monday afternoon that some people suspected to be gunmen have invade his Cattle Ranching and killed his fifteen Cows, kidnapped one of his subjects, Usman Haruna, in the process.

“As it stands now, my people in the area are afraid from their hideout to go out and report to any nearby security outfits and the attack is still ongoing.

He informed the Press that a similar attack also took place on Monday, at about 6 am in Umuochu village-Ndikeli-Onwu, Orumba North Local Government Area of the State but no person or cow was missing in the attack.

He called on the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, to urgently deployed operatives to the affected areas to prevent further attacks on his people and their businesses.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, when contacted on the development, said “there is no such report before me, please”.

“I will make enquiry and get back to you,” he said.

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