At the Burkina Faso border, three trucks carrying food from Niger to Ghana were set on fire.
The lead vehicle’s driver, who was shot during the incident last week, is responding to therapy.
According to Dambala Enterprise, the transportation firm in charge of one of the impacted trucks, “They were waiting for military escort but it delayed for many days.”
“Other vehicles made the decision to follow after one of the vehicles managed to cross the border unaccompanied.”
According to Masawudu Dambala, “our truck was the leading vehicle. Because the driver was unaware that there were numerous motorcycles along the route, he ignored the terrorist’s orders to stop the trucks as he pursued them. They began shooting at them.
Over 10 Ghanaian vehicles were burned in prior attacks that claimed the lives of numerous drivers.
Due to increased terrorist activity in the region, long-distance truckers have stopped using the Dori route from Niger into Burkina Faso.
One of the three vehicles that was harmed was transporting onions to the Kwadaso Market in Kumasi.
The 330 bags of onions in the damaged truck are all rotting away as a result of the fire.
“The truck in front was hauling beans, and the truck after it was carrying onions. That was the person who was delivering my onions. They were the ones that were attacked initially. When they contacted to inform me of the circumstance, I declined to inquire further. Mahamadu Maazu laments his loss.
Onions, beans, potash, cowhide, and the regional tea known as “ataya” are all imported by Ghana from Niger.
Some drivers had to think of alternate routes when the Benin border was shut down as a result of the ECOWAS sanctions against Niger.
35 trucks owned by the Dambala Enterprise have frequently been used to transport food from Niger.