How northern traders lost N447b to banditry, endSARS
By Joseph Adahnu, Yola
Northern traders say they lost not less than N447 billion to banditry, #endsars protest and general insecurity in the north.
The National President of Northern Traders Union (NTU), Mohammed Ibrahim, disclosed this in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, while on a courtesy call to deputy governor of the state, Chief Crowther Seth.
He said, “Northern traders are at the receiving end of insecurity in the country, whether it is banditry, #endsars and all other forms of violent crimes.
“I can confirm that we have lost over N447billion to these various crimes, beside lives.
“He said that is why as a group we’ve decided to play our modest role to rebuild the economy of the north by availing ourselves to federal government’s various interventions also poised to ensure that we carry out our trading in such a manner that it would help to stabilize the current double digit inflation.
The NTU president, also decried what he called illegal taxation on the highways and vowed that henceforth his group would resist.