Following the growing rate of insecurity in the southeast in recent times, the Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria(OPMAN) has announced that it will curtail or stop supplying onion to the region.
According to Aliyu Isah, the National President of OPMAN, he stated that the decision made by the association was based on the recent seizure of two truckloads of onions from the north which belonged to their members by some gunmen, he told the press.
In another development, Onion farmers lost commodities worth about N2.4billion in a fire incident in Sokoto State, in which the cause of the fire remained unknown.
And according to an eyewitness, the fire started in the early hours of Wednesday, June 2nd at around 12:30 am, from Yan doya market.
The fire razed through other places in the market with several onion traders losing their goods to the fire
While commenting on the fire incident, the chairman of the onion association, said the fire incident may lead to a serious onion crisis in the country because many onion producers and marketers had lost their investment in the fire incident.