Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – The raging Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria has hit the region’s fishing industry, causing shortages and driving up prices, union leaders say.
The major city of Maiduguri has been particularly affected, as the
authorities in neighbouring Niger have detained huge consignments of smoked fish on security grounds.
For over a week, more than 200 vehicles loaded with the fish and destined for the capital of Borno state have been held outside the Nigerien border town of Diffa, pending searches.
The head of the fishermen’s union in Borno, Abubakar Gamandi, said the city and the wider northern region was now facing an “unprecedented shortage” of fish.
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