The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN), has embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike.
This follows the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government which ended yesterday.
In the ultimatum given, the union had demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos, and dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways due to problems its members get subjected to when carrying out their duties.
The union through its Grand Matron of AUFCDN, Hajia Hauwa Kabir Usman, has also asked the police not to disturb its task force from carrying out enforcement of the strike by ensuring that no food and cattle were moved from North to the South.
According to Usman;
“The leadership of the union has already made a strong plan to ensure that all our exits (our borders) between the Northern and Southern part are closed.
“Every truck that will go out has to be checked. If you carry any food or cattle, you cannot take it out except you take it back or be destroyed there. None of the security agents should dare intimidate our task force members because if they do, we will fight it legally.”