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Boko Haram: Food vendor, traders worried over price hike in Borno, Yobe States

Meals distributors and merchants in Borno and Yobe States have lamented the excessive value of meals objects.

They said that quite than lowering meals worth, the reopening of borders has escalated costs.

Others added that apart the border reopening, actions of kidnappers and Boko Haram, in addition to the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic additionally affected the worth of meals within the two States.

In accordance with merchants and meals distributors who spoke to DAILY POST correspondent, they noticed that, though the entire nation is dealing with hike within the costs of meals, the northern half is dealing with extra difficulties.

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Alhaji Baba Shanga, a enterprise mogul and transporter in Yobe State instructed our correspondent that the actions of kidnappers within the north west had contributed immensely to the scarcity of meals stuff within the nation, particularly within the North.

He mentioned the general public didn’t even have the chance of farming as a result of actions of kidnappers and terrorists.

Additionally, Abubakar Idi Damaturu, a farmer mentioned, “Solely God is aware of what is occurring this 12 months, we’re battling with coronavirus pandemic, kidnappers, actions of Boko Haram/Islamic State For West African Province and now scarcity of meals stuff.”

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“If the federal and the state governments didn’t take concrete measures to handle this matter, many individuals will die on account of starvation, as a result of folks don’t have cash to buy the commodities,” he added.

He, nonetheless, counseled the trouble of the Nigerian navy for finishing up aggressive operations to lastly decimate the remnants of the Boko Haram/Islamic State For West African Province and kidnappers.

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Remark within the markets throughout the 2 States, nonetheless, reveals {that a} bag of millet bought at N20,000, as a substitute of N15,000, Guinea corn now N17,000, as a substitute of N13,000. White beans now bought for N29,000, whereas purple beans is N30,000, as a substitute of N23,000. Groundnut now bought for N30,000, as a substitute of N25, 000 and a bag of maize now bought at N18,000, as a substitute of N14,000 it bought two weeks in the past.

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