IPOB’s ban on beef: Northern cattle traders to boycott S/East markets

The Amalgamation of Northern Traders in Cattle, Grains, and Vegetables has announced plans by its members to cease supplying its items to south-eastern markets.

Reacting to the decision, the Chairman of the northern traders, Muhammad Tahir, in an interview with newsmen, said this is in reaction to the ban placed on beef consumption by the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra, (IPOB), in the region.

The Northern traders said its members were prepared to comply with the directive by discontinuing its sale of cattle, grains, onions, and other foodstuffs in the region.

Tahir further said members of its union were not perturbed by the IPOB ban, asserting that it lacked the capacity to sustain the ban, as their people would soon revolt due to scarcity of beef and other foodstuffs which only the North can supply.

Recall that on January 3, IPOB, in a press statement, banned the slaughtering of cows and eating meat from Fulani herders during occasions in the South-East region.

The secessionist group also announced the ban on singing of Nigerian national anthem in schools and on eating beef during occasions in the region. The group said these are some of its seven action plans to implement in 2022.

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