Food Blockade from North to South Will Be Counter-Productive – ACF

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described a resolve of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers to halt movements of food items from the North to the South in response to agitations for the exit of killer herdsmen from the southern flank of the country, as counter-productive.

In a statement on Tuesday in Kaduna, national chairman of the apex socio-political organization in the North, Chief Audu Ogbe, said Nigeria was not at war and as such, the decision to stop the movement of food to the south was an extreme and unprogressive measure.

“This extreme measure is not progressive and even counter-productive. We therefore call on the leadership of the union to put a halt to their embargo and blockade in the interest of peace and unity of the country. There is no need mounting a blockade by one section of the country against the other”.

He added: “We believe that whatever may be the difficulties of their members in operating in other parts of the country, ACF leadership led by me is willing to help solve them”.

Ogbe said the action of the union would only complicate the socio-economic and political challenges facing the country.

 

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