The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria have commenced an indefinite strike, following the failure of the government to address the alleged killings of its members in parts of the country.
The union is also stopping its members from moving cattle and foodstuffs to the southern part of the country.
A number of trailers transporting cows, tomatoes, onions, pepper, grains and other commodities were prevented from leaving a border town in Niger State to the southern part of the country on Friday.
A video of a long line of trailers stopped by the union had circulated on social media.
The trucks, conveying agricultural produce owned by cattle merchants, were reportedly stopped from entering the Jebba town, Kwara State border with Niger State on their way to the South-West .
Reports say this might not be unconnected with the threat of the national body of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to stop its members from supplying and selling cattle to the South if the alleged eviction of Fulani herdsmen was effected by some governors.
It was learnt that in compliance with the threat, truckloads of cattle and foodstuffs, including tomatoes, pepper, onions and beans, were prevented from entering Kwara State at the Jebba border with Niger State on Thursday.
The Union had in a media briefing recently demanded N450 billion naira compensation from the Federal Government for the losses suffered in different attacks against its members across the country.