The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Wakili Damina, who was reported to have been abducted on May 4 in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital has been released.
Damina was reportedly picked up by eight men dressed in military camouflages in his house in Lokoja, and taken away to an unknown location.
According to reports, the men forcefully took him away in a white bus and all efforts to get across to him proved abortive as his telephone lines were switched off.
Breaking the news of his release, the Secretary of the state chapter of MACBAN, Adamu Abubakar, said Damina was released in Abuja by men who are suspected to be from one of the nation’s security agencies and not kidnappers as was earlier speculated.
According to Abubakar, Damina arrived his country home in Chikara, Kogi local government area of the state, in the early hours of Saturday to reunite with his family, adding that the national body of the group has instructed a lawyer to take up the matter to discover the reasons their chairman was whisked away in such a manner.