BREAKING: Onion Producers Suspend Supply to Southeast, Give Important Reason

BREAKING: Onion Producers Suspend Supply to Southeast, Give Important Reason

- The growing insecurity in Nigeria has taken another twist as the association of onion producers said it will pause supply to the southeast

- This follows the alleged recent hijack of two trucks carrying onions by hoodlums suspected to IPOB members in Imo

- The southeast region has recently being a hotbed of violence with all nearly all the five states in the region recording various attacks by "unknown gunmen" on a daily basis

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Owerri, Imo state - The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) on Wednesday, June 2, announced its decision to suspend onion supply to the southeast due to the growing insecurity in the region.

Daily Trust reported that the national president of OPMAN, Aliyu Isah, made the announcement.

Insecurity: Onion Producers Suspend Supply to Southeast
An onion vendor (R) attends to a buyer at a market in Mowe, Ogun state in southwest Nigeria, on April 19, 2021. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
Source: Getty Images gathers that Isah explained that the association took the decision following the recent hijack of two of their members’ trucks by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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Gunmen suspected to be members of IPOB have been attacking critical public infrastructure, including police stations, in the southeast for some weeks now while also killing security operatives.

Recently, the hoodlums allegedly hijacked two truck-full of onions from the north in Imo state and distributed their contents to the public.

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Unknown gunmen in the southeast are Igbo youths - Umahi

Meanwhile, Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Umahi, believes those responsible for the rising security challenges in the southeast are Igbo youths.

The governor made the comment when he was interviewed virtually by Channels Television on Tuesday, June 1.

The governor lamented that indigenes of the region, especially the young people who should protect the interest of the southeast as future leaders were the ones carrying out the attacks.

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Give peace a chance - Uzodinma to Igbo youths

In another related development, Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has appealed to Igbo youths to give peace a chance in Nigeria.

The governor made the comment during his address at the National Assembly Constitutional Review Committee public hearing for Imo and Abia states, held in Owerri on Wednesday, May 26.

He urged the Igbo youths to see the ongoing public hearing for the 1999 constitutional review as a key opportunity to be duly represented and take the rightful place Igbos deserve.


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