The police in Kano State on Wednesday June 2, 2021, foiled a planned protest by palm oil traders at Galadima area of Kano over recent attacks suffered by their colleagues in the hands of members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Enugu State.
It was gathered that two trucks fully loaded with palm oil worth over N80 million were reportedly burnt by IPOB members on Sunday at Oboloafo, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State on their way to Kano State.
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It was further gathered that the aggrieved traders had planned to march around the town with placards, a move that was said to be capable of being infiltrated by hoodlums who would not mind damaging properties as a form of retaliation for the injustice suffered by their kinsmen.
Galadima, the location of the palm oil market is situated in Sabongari area of Kano, the residential area of most southerners in the state and just a few miles away from the popular Sabongari market where the majority of southerners in the state trade.
When contacted, Mustapha Shu’aibu Sulaiman, the Chairman, Galadima Road Traders Association confirmed the planned protest but said the leadership of the market with the support of the police was able to calm down the aggrieved traders.
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