Northerners have stopped the supply of onions to South-East Nigeria.
News Online reports that the supply of onions to the South-Eastern region of Nigeria has been suspended by the Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, OMPAN.
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On Wednesday, the national president of the group, Isah Aliyu made the announcement adding that the move was necessary due to the rising insecurity in the South-East.
Aliyu explained that the association made the decision due to a recent hijack of trucks loaded with onions belonging to two of their members by armed men suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
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