Southeast leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Gidado Siddiki, has alleged that hoodlums on Sunday invaded a ranching settlement in Awba-Ofemili in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Siddiki, who spoke to journalists in Awka on Tuesday, claimed that the hoodlums kidnapped a herdsman, Usman Haruna, and killed 15 cows during the attack.
The Miyetti Allah leader urged the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, to deploy operatives to prevent further attacks on his people and their business.
“As it stands now, my people in the area are afraid to go out and report to any nearby security outfit and the attack is ongoing.
“As a body doing business in Anambra and other parts of the Southeast, we pledge our unalloyed support to partner the governor and traditional rulers to ensure peaceful coexistence between our members and residents of the state.
“The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association knows full well that without a safe and secure environment, our business is bound to suffer deplorable losses,” he added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, said no such report was brought before him.