Northerners begin diversion of food items to Niger and Cameroon over quit notice

They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south.

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Members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon, Standard Daily Times has learned.

They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south.

Truckloads of food items from the northern part of the country were on Friday stopped by northerners from entering Kwara State and neighbouring states in the South West.

They had earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government for N450 Billion compensation to the union for the death of over 250 members and destruction of their properties or face a strike action.

The union alleged that 151 of its members were killed during the Shasha crisis in Oyo State while over 100 members were killed during the ENDSARS protest across the country.

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