The Igbo Palm-Oil Sellers’ Association has banned the export of palm oil to Northern states, and has suggested that residents there use cow blood as an alternative. This bold move has sparked debate and controversy, with many questioning the motives and reasoning behind it
Tensions are running high in Nigeria, as a dispute over the detention of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has led to an unexpected standoff between palm-oil sellers and the Northern regions.
The Northern states have responded with outrage, calling the move “unjustified” and “unacceptable”. They have argued that the Igbo Palm-Oil Sellers’ Association has no right to dictate what products they can and cannot use, and that the ban is a clear act of aggression.
In response, the Association has doubled down on its stance, saying that the ban will remain in place until Kanu is released from detention.