By Emeka Okafor
The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Wednesday agreed to suspend the one-week blockade of food supply to the South.
AUFCDN, the umbrella body for cattle and foodstuff dealers in the North, reached the agreement during a meeting with the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.
The meeting was held in Abuja with leadership of the body and also attended by the former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
A youth leader of cattle dealers, Abdullahi Tom, disclosed this in Abuja.
Tom said the union has agreed to shelve the strike following the intervention of the governor.
The union had commenced blockade of food supplies from the North to the South on the ground that members of the union were attacked during the #EndSARS protests and the recent Shasha market crisis in Ibadan, Oyo state.
They also demanded protection of its members, and payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and the Shasa market crisis.
They also demanded the dismantling of all roadblocks on federal highways where their members are harassed and money extorted from them by security operatives.