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Boko Haram cattle rustling prompts market shut-down in Nigeria

Maiduguri's cattle market has previously been shut for similar reasons, leading to a shortage of meat in the city and a public outcryThe Borno state government in northeast Nigeria has suspended trading in four cattle markets to prevent the sale of stolen livestock to raise funds for Boko Haram Islamists. Governor Kashim Shettima said “all trading activities have been suspended until further notice in line with (the) government commitment to ensure that no public place is turned into an avenue for funding activities of the terrorists”. The affected markets are in the towns of Gamboru, Dusuman, Shuwarin and Ngom all outside the provincial capital Maiduguri.

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