Young traders of the Maroua Central Market have donated a consignment of basic food items estimated at four million CFAF to the defence and security forces fighting Boko Haram. Photo for: Fighting Boko Haram: Traders in Maroua make a donation The consignment was handed over to the Governor of the Far North Region, Midjiyawa Bakary on 24th August 2015 in Maroua.
The leader of the Association of Traders of the Maroua Central Market, Usmanou Sadou said the gesture is the expression of the heartfelt solidarity of the traders towards the defence and security forces who are working daily to bring back peace and security.
Usmanou Sadou emphasised that violence and terrorism are on the check in the region so traders should continue their daily businesses. He also announced that the traders are planning to donate their blood to the troops on the warfront in the days ahead as a second move to encourage them.
The situation of insecurity in the Far-North Region resulting from terrorist attacks has taken a very heavy toll on the economic and commercial activities of the region, Usmanou Sadou explains. It has led to inflation of prices, joblessness and an increase in order forms of crime.