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North vs South: Northern Traders End Food Stuffs Blockade



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The Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the north to the south.

Naija News gathered that the agreement was reached after a meeting between the trade union leadership and Governor Yahaya Bello in Abuja.

Recall that northern traders had about a week embarked on strike over the alleged killing of Fulani herdsmen in the southern part of the country.

Awwalu Aliyu, an official of the union, who spoke to TheCable in Kano on Tuesday said the decision not to supply food to the south was not to starve southerners but to protest attacks on their members.

Aliyu alleged that some members in the south were killed, maimed and lost properties especially during the #EndSARS protest and the recent Shasha market crisis in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

He had said the union preferred that farm produce go to waste rather than tolerate "continued attacks" on its members in the south.

The situation has led to an increase in the prices of food in the southern part of the country.

Source: Naija News

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