The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, has announced its readiness to stop the transportation of livestock and foodstuffs to the South-East region,
The Union was responding to a statement on Monday, by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, banning the singing of the Nigerian National Anthem in Schools in the region, and directing the people of the zone to stop consuming beef of imported cattle from the North, especially during social gatherings.
In an interview with the BBC, Muhammad Tahir, the Chairman of the Union, described the directive by IPOB as an empty propaganda, saying: “We are tired of such rhetoric.
“We want a united Nigeria, one nation and one people, but if they (POB) deem it otherwise, then we are okay for that.
“We are not supplying impoverishment to them, rather we take delivery of our affluence to their region. We supply them with foodstuffs, not toxic substances.”
He added that the Southern region cannot withstand even a day of food or meat blockage from the North.