DSS interrogates cattle, food items dealers as prices increase in South

The leadership of Cattle and Food items dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has been under interrogation by the Department of State Service (DSS) over the recent hike in the price of food and beef in the Southern part of the country.

The union had earlier embarked on an indefinite strike to protest the alleged maltreatment of Fulanis and other Northerners in the South and their spokesman, Awwal Aliyu, made it clear that they prefer to lose their perishable farm items and animals instead of transporting the same to the South.

The General Secretary of the AUFCDN, Ahmed Alaramma, disclosed the invitation by the DSS during a press briefing at the Labour House, Abuja, on Monday.

He revealed as at the time of filing this report that the President of the Association, Mohammed Tahir, was at the DSS office.

Alaramma who alleged that some military personnel were intimidating the union over the strike it embarked upon, also urged the Federal Government to address the issues.

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In another development, the coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, Aliyu Mohammed, had insisted that the ban on movement of food items to the South through Kwara State will continue until the safety of Fulanis is guaranteed in the region.

He disclosed the unions resolve on Sunday after the association’s meeting in Ilorin.

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