Cameroon has banned the exportation of cereals, including millet and corn, to Nigeria as a food security measure after a production drop.
Cameroon blamed the continued threat from Boko Haram terrorists as the cause of the decrease in food production on its northern border.
Damian Kinkoh of the food control unit of Cameroon’s Trade Ministry says about 6,000 metric tons of corn, millet and rice have been intercepted while being transported to Nigeria. Kinkoh says the ministry will return the cereals when the owners commit to only sell the corn, rice and millet in Cameroon and not to Nigeria.
“We see these goods, we seize them and bring them here. It has been fruitful. We have about 2,000 bags of rice,” said Kinkoh. “We are in Maroua and then in Ngaoundere. So, you go to our warehouses, our warehouses are full.” Read on through the link