Food Scarcity Hits Kaduna as Traders Flee

Food Scarcity Hits Kaduna as Traders Flee

Residents of Kaduna, who rushed to the famous Kasuwan Talata tuesday market at Kawo to restock, were shocked to the marrow as no single bag of garri was available in the market to buy.

Similarly, there were no chicken feeds in the market for poultry farmers to buy because the suppliers could not move out of Kaduna to place orders due to the curfew.

A resident of Kawo New Extension, Sani Ikwere, who went to the Talata weekly market to buy foodstuffs, as government relaxed the curfew on Tuesday, told newsmen that the Igbo and Yoruba traders were nowhere to be found, even as the few bags of garri with some few traders were mopped up by government officials to feed the Internally Displaced Persons across the state.

Most households resorted to garri because the curfew did not allow their women take other cassava to market for grinding. Also, bank customers were disappointed as they could not access their bank accounts. Many banks failed to open while the few that opened operated for four hours between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. due to the ongoing 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. curfew within the state capital.

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