Shasha Crisis: We Lost 27 Members – Onion Farmers President

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Shasha market in ruins Photo: Guardian
Shasha Crisis: We Lost 27 Members - Onion Farmers President - Vantage News Nigeria
Shasha market in ruins Photo: Guardian

The National President of the Onion Farmers, Processors and Marketers, Aliyu Isa Binji, has confirmed the death of 27 of their members during the Shasa crisis in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

Biji, who stated that many others are still unaccounted for, added that 14 trucks fully loaded with onions were burnt.

Speaking with Daily Trust, Biji said 400 shops belonging to their members were looted and torched by the hoodlums during the crisis that has generated a lot of angry reactions.

Biji also said that over N200m was stolen from the burnt shops while 170 houses, including those owned by their members, were razed.

Revealing that a 4-member committee has been set up by the association to look into the remote cause of the attack, Biji said they would inform the public the outcome of the report to be submitted by the committee chaired by the deputy national president.

“This is not the first time our members would be attacked, killed and their property destroyed. It happened in Aba market, Abia State and we had written a complaint to the government of the state and the Presidency but nothing was done about it.

“As good citizens, we will still write a complaint to the governments of Oyo, Kebbi, Kano, Sokoto and even the Presidency and if nothing is done, we will summon a meeting of our members and take necessary action,” he said.

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