Sellers of commercial liquor, otherwise known as Burukutu, in Taraba State, have embarked on a two-week warning strike.
The strike, which commenced today, is geared towards drawing state government attention to the hike in grains often used to process the liquor.
The sellers of the substance, mainly women, took the decision shortly after a meeting in Jalingo, the state capital
Under the umbrella of Haske Women Association of Commercial Liquor, they said the ongoing strike will only be called off when the state government puts in place measures that will reduce the prices of grains in the state.
At the time of this report, the price of a bag of corn which used to sell at N18,000 has risen to N55,000 while the price of guinea corn, which previously went for N22,000 per bag, has now been catapulted to N65,000.