Reports makings rounds online, allege that dead cows have been reportedly smuggled into Rivers State by Northern youths.
Facebook user and a resident of the state, Cecilie Dikibo, who launched a ‘boycott beef’ campaign, further stated that the dead cows were smuggled with a truck through Adamawa, Okigwe routes to Igwuruta in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Read her post below;
”BOYCOTT BEEF IN RIVERS STATE
OVER 27 DEAD COWS SMUGGLED INTO PORT-HARCOURT..
Over 20 Northern youths smuggled over 50 cows with 27 cows recorded dead with a truck with registration number:(RGM 104 XA), through Adamawa, Okigwe routes to Igwuruta in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Hon. Engr Samuel Nwanosike JP, the Executive chairman, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, who swung into action by contacting Igwuruta Division of Nigerian police for immediate arrest and investigation, & Dr. Ekanam, Director Primary Health Care and Dr. Joy Wohioka, who is in charge of Health Care, Ikwerre Local government area of the state, to join force the police for proper investigation.
It was revealed that over four cows among the dead had been distributed and sold for public consumption before the arrival of security agents”
This is coming after Hausa traders in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, complained about series of “wicked and damaging text messages” making the rounds to the effect that Hausa traders planned to poison suya, carrots and green peas to kill Christians.
Consequently, funseekers, who usually visit drinking joints and suya spots in the city, kept their distance from the barbecue sellers to play safe. Vanguard learnt that authors of the text messages were some South-South indigenes that fled from the fighting in Jos, Plateau State, and are taking refuge in their states, and are planning a total boycott of such edibles.
Although northern traders who sell yam, onions as well as white and red beans at the Mile 1 Market have not complained of dearth of patronage, two northern traders of carrots in wheelbarrows said they had received some uncomplimentary remarks from residents in Diobu area of the city.