Northern Cattle Dealers Stop Supply To The South

CATTLE dealers from the North, under the auspices of Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria, have informed that they had suspended taking cattle and other goods to the southern part of the country over alleged killing of their members in Benue State.
Addressing journalists at the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bauchi State Council, in Bauchi on Tuesday, the chairman of the Gombe State chapter of the Cattle Dealers’ Association, Alhaji Yahuza Yusuf, stated that some hoodlums blocked the road at Kwayawa village in Benue State and attacked a truck conveying cattle to the South.
According to him, the truck was loaded with cattle worth over N10million, adding that the truck and the animals were set ablaze by the hoodlums.
He added that five persons were axed to death in the attack, while three of their members were still missing.
In view of this, Yusuf stated that the association had suspended taking animals and other goods to the South for three days, to protest the killing of teir members in Benue State where there had been crisis between Fulani herdsmen and indigenes in several communities.
Speaking on behalf of truck owners at the Bauchi Park in Gombe, the chairman of Truck Owners’ Association, Alhaji Adamu Jumba, appealed to both the Federal Government and the Benue State government to pay them compensation over the attack.
According to him, if this was not done, the association would have no option than to meet with their members across the country in order to take a common position to boycott the South.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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