Cattle market reopens after Boko-Harman attack

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Two weeks after the Babbangida market in Tarmuwa local government, Yobe, was closed by the Army after Boko Haram attack has reopened for business.

The governor of the state, Governor Mai Mala Buni, ordered the reopening of the market.

The chairman of Tarmuwa local government Council, Abubakar Gidado, who confirmed the development on Saturday said, “The market was reopened for business as directed by Gov. Mai Mala Buni in a town hall meeting on Wednesday in Babbangida.

“The market was opened alongside with the petrol stations that were closed down after the attack on the town by the Boko Haram insurgents” Mr Gidado said.

Some of the traders who spoke to NAN, lauded the governor for taking a timely decision against the closure of the market.

Usman Aliyu, a livestock trader, said the governor’s decision was in the best interest of the people.

“The Babbangida market is an international cattle market whose closure is disastrous to the people and government in terms of wealth creation and revenue generation.

“The Governor’s decision provides the people with the opportunity to source their means of livelihood.”

Alhaji Bukar Mustapha, a grains seller, said “people have to sell their wares to buy grains to feed their families.

“Most people in Babbangida and the neighbouring villages depend on the weekly market to buy their needs.”

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