Rice Millers shut down after Hoodlum’s Destruction and Looting on Plant in some part of the country.
Nigerian rice millers under the auspices of Rice Millers Association of Nigeria have said that they would shut down their plants in some parts of the country due to the destruction of some of their mills by hoodlums.
Hoodlums, who had hijacked the EndSARS protest in the previous week, proceeded in the needless looting and destruction of public and private businesses.
In a statement released, the National Chairman of the millers association, Peter Dama, says the association is devastated by the destruction and looting carried out against members of RIMAN. He said the after effects is that some mills will be shut down for now and this will inadvertently cause a deficit in the contribution to national food security and rice value chain.
“RIMAN is shocked and sad at the level of havoc that was carried out on these rice mills and other government and private properties within the country.
“The resultant impact on these rice mills will create some deficits in our members’ contribution to national food security and rice value chain, as the affected rice mills will be shut down for a while at this critical period with huge debts to pay.”
This act is highly condemnable, regrettable and insensitive.
“Regrettably, during these attacks, tones of milled rice, paddy, furniture, machines, equipment and operational vehicles were destroyed and looted, while some parts of buildings were set ablaze.”