Nigerian Army denies reselling of seized fertilizer to Adamawa farmers

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By Joseph Adahnu, Yola

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations of reselling of seized fertilizer to the owners in Gulak, Madagali Local Government
Area of Adamawa State.

It was reported that Army troops seized about 200 bags of fertilizer and handed same to the police.

Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, (ADAPR) Major Haruna Mohammed Sani, in statement, said the seizure followed a ban
on the product by the Adamawa State Government.
The farmers earlier allegedly accused Nigeria soldiers for seizing the fertilizer and reselling to them at exorbitant prices.

They claimed that a bag of NPK
fertiliser, which goes for between N16,000 and N20,000 was sold for between N32,000 and N40,000.
According to Major Sani, the “Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade Madagali has expressed concern over the unfounded allegation of
soldiers selling seized fertilizer to farmers, thereby making life difficult for them.

“In order to put the record straight, it is pertinent to state that in Adamawa state there is currently a ban imposed on the importation of Urea (fertilizer) by the state government as a result of the activities of terrorists, who use fertilizer to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for their criminal activities,” he explained.

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