– The southwest leaders have resolved to declare war on cow and beef consumption
– AUFCDN had banned the transportation of goods from the north to south
– The leader of the union was detained by the DSS on Monday, March 1 over the act
Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Afenifere, the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) are set to launch a campaign against cows.
The Punch reports that this is made known in an advertorial published in the newspaper on Monday, March 1.
Legit.ng gathered that the campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, would be launched on Friday, March 5, and is being held in response to the boycott of the south by northern traders, adding that the boycott has entered its fifth day.
The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and would be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel.
Also, the strike action embarked on by the cattle and foodstuffs dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has entered its fifth day.
The strike, which involved closing all routes linking the north to the south, has dominated discussions on social media.
The AUFCDN said at a press conference in Abuja on Monday that its leaders were invited by the Department of State Services for blocking the supply of foodstuff and cattle from the north to the south.
Ahmed Alaramma, the general secretary of AUFCDN, said the president of the association, Mohammed Tahir, was with the DSS, adding that some military personnel were intimidating members and a task force of the union.
The blockade, which has entered its fourth day, was done in protest against the alleged killing of their members in the south.
They had also called on the federal government to pay them billions in compensation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the leadership of cattle and foodstuff dealers was invited by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS).
It was reported that the dealers operate under the aegis of the AUFCDN.
Alaramma made the revelation at a press briefing at Labour House, Abuja, on Monday, March 1.
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