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Truck drivers threaten to stop food transportation over attack



Residents looting food and household items

Truck drivers in the country are now threatening to embark on strike considering the spate of attacks they face while transporting food items across the nation.

Chronicle NG reports that numerous trucks and warehouses have been targeted by hoodlums.

Yusuf Othman, the National President of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, who spoke with reporters on Tuesday, warned that the truck drivers may consider ceasing their services.

“We are affected negatively by these attacks and right now we are strategizing. It might interest you to know that the insurance we get does not cover riots or such fracas,” he said.

“So, we are appealing to the general public to avoid such attacks on our trucks. This is because if such kinds of attacks continue, what will happen is that transporters will stop carrying food items and this will lead to food scarcity across the country.

“If you are transporting food and somebody stops you on the road and lootes the food items, what will you do?”