Strike: Northern traders, cattle dealers accuse military of intimidation


The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has accused the military of intimidating its members.

The union embarked on strike following their demand of N474m compensation from the federal government alleging that they suffered damages in the aftermath of EndSARS protest including alleged extortion by security operatives while transporting their goods from the north to the South.

The union’s taskforce have been seen in viral video turning back trucks loaded with cattle and foods heading to the South.

They have however, accused the military of intimidating them as per their General- Secretary, Ahmed Alaramma, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.

“Our members were being molested and intimidated. We reject what the Nigerian Army has done to our task force. We assure our members across the country that our strike goes on; we will never give up,” Alaramma.

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