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Arewa Issues Warning To Miyetti Allah Over Blocking Food From North To South



The National Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Audu Ogbeh, has warned against the blockade of foodstuff from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria.

In a statement to newsmen on Tuesday, the former Agriculture Minister warned Miyetti Allah that such a step would complicate Nigeria’s economic and political state.

Ogbe said: “Nigeria is not at war with itself and such a drastic action is not necessary.

“This will only further complicate the socio economic and political problems facing our country today.

“We believe that whatever may be the difficulties of their members in operating in other parts of the country, ACF leadership led by me is willing to help them solve these by talking to security agencies and the government.

“There is no need to mount a blockade by one section of the country against the other. Whatever may be our differences, the ACF as an ardent believer in free trade believes that goods should be allowed to move freely.

“This extreme measure is not progressive and even counterproductive. This is not the way to go.”

Recall that the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and cattle dealers had vowed to stop movements of food from the north to the south.

Also, the Coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, MACBAN, Aliyu Mohammed had said that the blockage of cattle and foodstuffs to the South West will continue until the safety of Fulani is guaranteed.

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