Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef Consumption Friday
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress under the leadership of Prince Segun Osinbote are set to launch a campaign against cows. This is according to an advertorial published in The PUNCH on March 1, 2021.
The campaign, which is tagged ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the South’s boycott by northern traders. The embargo has entered its 4th 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 will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel.
Meanwhile, 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 has entered its fourth day.
The strike, which involved closing all routes linking the North to the South, has dominated social media discussions.
The AUFCDN said at a press conference in Abuja on Monday that the Department of State Services had invited its leaders for blocking the supply of foodstuff and cattle from the North to the South.
The General Secretary, AUFCDN, Ahmed Alaramma, added that the President of the association, Mohammed Tahir, is currently with the DSS.
The blockade, which has entered its fourth day, was done in protest against the alleged killing of their South members.
They had also called on the Federal Government to pay them billions in compensation.
Source: Sahara Reporters
Bandits kill 20 in Sokoto, Kaduna communities
TWENTY locals were killed in different attacks by bandits in Sokoto and Kaduna states, yesterday, while many sustained severe injuries, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze. The bandits reportedly attacked Amarawa village in Ilela Local Government Area of Sokoto State where they killed 10 locals while others sustained injuries. According to a BBC Hausa report monitored in Kaduna, the locals attempted to stop the bandits from abducting a wealthy businessman from the community. A native of the affected community said: “The gunmen, who came on motorbikes, had warned the residents, who tried to free the businessman, to stay away. The locals were adamant to stop them, but the gunmen possessed superior weapons and they overpowered the locals, killing many.“ He said the gunmen succeeded and whisked away the businessman.
The police in Sokoto had confirmed the attack but told the BBC Hausa they could not give details as they were still on the investigation. A local said they were preparing the dead for burial while those who sustained gunshots were in the hospitals where doctors had removed bullets from their bodies. The locals, however, appealed to the authorities to beef up security in the area as hardly a day passes without gunmen kidnapping a person or two, in the Ilela communities.
Wamakko condemns killings Meanwhile, Senator Aliyu Wamakko has condemned the killings. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Media, Bashir Rabe Mani, Wamakko said the bandits had also kidnapped several persons from the two towns, while many others were maimed and internally displaced. He said: “These notorious and guns wielding bandits had unleashed such attacks in other parts of the state, as well as other parts of Nigeria, especially the North.” Wamakko solicited the support of all Nigerians in finding solutions to the security challenges in the country. “All and sundry should, however, sustain fervent prayers, for divine intervention in the security quagmire,” he appealed.