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Why we blocked supply of foodstuff to the South – Foodstuff/Cattle sellers

By Ihechi Enyinnaya

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Monday said the association blocked the supply of foodstuff and cattle from the North to the South in protest against the alleged killing of their members in the South.

The General Secretary, AUFCDN, Ahmed Alaramma, said this at a press conference in Abuja while explaining why the President of the association, Mohammed Tahir, is being currently held by the Department of State Security Services (DSS).

its leaders have been invited by the Department of State Services for blocking the supply of foodstuff and cattle from the North to the South.

The blockade, which has entered its fourth day, was done in protest against the alleged killing of their members in the South.

It would be recalled that AUFCDN commenced nationwide strike following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands.

AUFCDN, an affiliate of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had on Sunday at a press briefing said the union was demanding protection of its members, payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos.

The union also demanded that the government should order dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways due to problems its members get subjected to when carrying out their duties.

The Grand Matron of AUFCDN, Hajia Hauwa Kabir Usman, while giving an update during an interview with our correspondent, warned the police not to disturb task force of the union who will carry out enforcement of the strike by ensuring that no food and cattle were moved from North to the South

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