Insecurity: Northerners in fear as IPOB kills 8 Nigeriens in Imo

Fear among northerners living in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has heightened following the killing of eight Niger Republic indigenes (Nigeriens) by members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB). According to reports, the attack occurred on Monday, when the assailants attacked a building at Orogwe, Owerri, occupied by mainly Hausa migrants from Nigeria and the Niger Republic. The northerners said the building was attacked because IPOB assumed all of them living in the area to be migrants from the North, not knowing that the victims were foreigners. They…

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Northern traders suspend supply of onions to South-East

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association, (OPMAN), has directed its members to suspend supply to the South-East geo-political zone over the worsening insecurity in the region. This was the outcome of their meeting held in Sokoto yesterday. Briefing newsmen, the OPMAN President, Aliyu Isah, said the decision became necessary in view of the happenings in Imo State where two trucks loaded with onions were hijacked by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). “We cannot continue supplying them with onions until we are sure of the safety of…

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“How IPOB members burnt our 2 palm oil trucks worth N80m” – Kano traders

Chairman, Galadima Road Traders Association, Kano state, Mustapha Shu’aibu Sulaiman, yesterday narrated how suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), attacked their trucks carrying palm oil from the eastern part of the country to Kano State. His words: “Two trucks fully loaded with palm oil belonging to our members were attacked in Nsukka Local Government in Enugu state on their way to Kano state from South East on Sunday. The two trucks were carrying 2,544 jerry cans of palm oil; one was carrying 1,056, while the other…

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“We’d rather lose the goods” — Northern traders adamant

…As concern grows over stoppage Concern is growing over the stoppage of food supply to southern Nigeria from the North. Some farmers who spoke to journalists on the situation lamented the inability to transport their farm produce to the South. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, (AUFCDN), says it prefers that farm produce go to waste rather than tolerate continued attacks on its members in the southern region of the country. An official of the union, Awwalu Aliyu, who spoke to newsmen in Kano yesterday, said…

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