A group of northern traders of food commodities under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Wednesday agreed to lift the blockade on supply of farm produce to the South West Region of Nigeria.

According to Daily Trust newspapers, the agreement was reached in a meeting with Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, in Abuja.

A youth leader of the cattle dealers Abdullahi Tom, during the meeting, said the union agreed to end the strike.

The association, AUFCDN, had some days ago commenced an indefinite strike as a result of insecurity leading to loss of lives and properties of its members in the zone.


A report by the PUNCH newspaper last week stated that trailers transporting cows, tomatoes, and other farm produce were prevented from leaving a border town in Niger State to the southern part of the country.

On Tuesday, the Ondo State government dismissed the blockade of food supplies from the Northern Region of Nigeria adding that it’s an opportunity for the South-West to embrace agriculture more.

This comes on the heels of ethnic clashes between the fulanis and Yorubas in Shasha market in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital and other parts of the region.

Conflicts between Fulani herders and communities in the South-West Region have escalated in past years, thereby threatening the security of lives and properties of residents.

NEWS: Blockade of food supplies from North an opportunity to embrace agriculture in South – Ondo Govt