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Dangers Inherent in Street Food Business! 

Stray Bullet Kills Food Vendor In Warri
Traders and residents of Mciver Market / Dore Street area of Warri were thrown into mourning as a popular young female Urhobo food vendor was allegedly killed by stray bullets fired by a local vigilante recently.

She gave up the ghost few steps from her makeshift store where the incident occurred and before she could be rushed to a nearby medical centre and her lifeless body was dumped on the road leading to the market road in a pool of her own blood to the annoyance of scores of youth of the area who barricaded all sides of the ever busy Mciver Roundabout.

Unconfirmed reports has it that the vigilante that allegedly killed the female food vendors is now in Police custody.
Source: Daily Independent.Wed. March 25, 2015.

This brings to fore, the various Safety Tips that we had been talking about in our Street Food Forum organized by Foodpreneur News in collaboration with Fooddotcom Academy for the operators./owners of this business.
We are particularly concerned that in a broad daylight, people can not be careful in the handling of firearms/riffles, etc and we expect that the authority concerned will bring the perpetrators of this heinous crimes to book and try to assuage the feelings of the family left behind by the late food vendor who was trying to make both ends meet in a difficult economic environment.
You can let us have your feelings on this and proffer solutions on how best we can prevent re-occurrence of this ugly incident.

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About The Author

Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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