By: Juliet Bada and Charity Amos, Maiduguri
Members of Maiduguri Cattle Market have expressed their concern over the hike in prices of cattle at the market few weeks to Eid El Kabir Celebration.
Alhaji Abdullahi the Waziri of Cattle Market attributed the increase to the outbreak of coronovirus pandemic and border closure which are the major factors responsible for termination of the transportation of cattle and other relevant and useful animals from neighboring countries of Chad, Niger, Cameroon and others.
He also said the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast stops farmers from rearing their cattle in fields for the fear of being killed and their Animals rustled.
Another respondent, Bukar Wakil appealed to governments at all levels to help mount several check points along Monguno, Banki and Ganboru Ngala road and also increase the days travelers are being escorted to those areas by military personnel to reduce the scarcity.
Mr Wakil also commended the Borno State governor Prof. Babgana Umara Zulum and Chief of Army staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for their resilience in the fight against insurgency.
He also pleaded with government to assist them with sand filling and proper drainage networking in the abattoir.
Dandal Kura Radio reports that few weeks to Eid El-kabir celebration the hike in the prices of cattle has resulted due to low patronage in the state.