Emerging report indicates that the Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, OPMAN, has said that it has concluded plans to halt the supply of onions to the South-East region, following the current unrest ravaging the region, and the alleged attack on 2 truckloads of onions by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the region.
Aliyu Isah, the National President of OPMAN, made the announcement on Wednesday night.
According to him, the Traders have suffered several attacks by unknown gunmen in the region, hence the decision to suspend supplies until normalcy returns.
He claimed that two trucks loaded with the products were recently hijacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Recall, that some people believed to be IPOB members, intercepted a truckload of onions last week, and reportedly distributed the produce to the public.
However, the IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has insisted that the group is not responsible for any act of violence in the region.
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