Hardship: DSS Confirms Attacks On Warehouses, Food Trucks In North-east

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed some attacks on warehouse and food trucks in the north-east region of the country.

Speaking on Friday in Damaturu, chairman of the North-East Forum of the DSS, Babagana Bulama said the rising cost of goods has led to attacks on warehouses and vehicles with goods items.

Bulama stated that the rise in cost of living as a result of a soaring inflation rate to about 29.90 per cent in January, and a skyrocketing foreign exchange rate have thrown the country into an economic crisis.

He said: “This edition is taking place at a time when the insecurity of the nation bothers on criminality, especially the trace of Boko Haram insurgency, banditry and kidnapping which have been on the forefront, now overtaken by social securities issues comprising of food crisis, to hoarding of foodstuff, hunger in the land, starvation and renewed threats of protests by organised labour groups such as the Nigeria Labour Congress, and others.

“Similarly, the rising prices of goods have motivated hoodlums to take advantage of the challenges to attack warehouses, and vehicles with goods, particularly food stuff being transported from one state to the other.

“The situation is also being exploited by economic saboteurs who are bent on destroying the economy. It is pertinent to mention that all this is happening barely a year after the 2023 general election.”

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