Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN), says it has suspended the supply of onions to the South-East over the security challenges currently facing the region.
The National President of OPMAN, Aliyu Isah, made the announcement on Wednesday, May 2, 2021.
He said the association’s decision was based on the recent hijack of two of their member trucks by armed men suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Gunmen have been attacking critical public infrastructure in the southeast for some weeks now especially police stations and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Recall that a video surfaced days ago showing some residents of Imo state looting two truck-full of onions from the North which were reportedly hijacked by gunmen and distributed to the public.