No northerner was attacked in onion, cattle incidence in S’East ~ Hon. Onyeagocha
By Centus Nweze
Former House of Reps Member, Uche Onyeagocha, has discribed as baseless reasons for why onion producers in the north chose to embargo supply of the spice to the south.
The association of onion sellers had earlier in the week began a ban of the supply of onion to the south after a truck load of onion was stopped and looted by irate mob in Enyiogugu, Imo state.
But explaining his side, Oyeagocha said that the truck and machandise doesn’t belong to a Northerner.
“The tragedy of the Onion issue at Enyiogugu is that it belongs to an Mbaise man.
“His name is Vincent Ikeotuonye Ugoeke from Umuawada Onicha Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA.
“The man also owns the truck. His two Drivers who are Northerners had been lodged in a hotel before the incident.
“The onion, the truck, their owner and the looters are all Mbaise.
“What is the quarrel of the Northern Onion Association?
“They quickly concluded that Northerners had been attacked and placed an Onion embargo on Ndigbo.
Also on the owner of the burnt cattle incident at Akwatta junction, Awka, it is said to belong to Mr Cosmas of Umunnachi in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra state.
“His truck carrying cows lost control, killed some and wounded some people. Angry bystanders got mad and set the truck with the cows on fire.
“But Senator Aliyu Wammako sitting in Sokoto concluded that cows anywhere seen belongs to Northerners started insulting Ndigbo.
“Truck, Cows, owner, people killed and wounded, angry mob are all Anambra people.
“No northerner involved. What is Sen Wammako’s business in this,” Oyeagocha asked.