The current hunger rocking the country has pushed citizens into engaging in different criminal acts to the extent that hungry youths have now resorted to laying ambush on trekking students and snatching their food packs as they trek to school in Minna, Niger State.
The unsuspecting victims are usually pupils of Nursery and Primary schools in the state.
One of the victims of this recent development, Fati Sanusi, a nursery two pupil of Mega Stars Academy, located in Kpakungu, Minna, was said to have cried to school, alleging that her food pack was snatched by a grown up boy who escaped with it despite her cries.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Cecilia Bunmi Koseemani, who confirmed the incident to Guardian, said she and other teachers had hectic time pleading with the little girl to stop crying.
She said: “We had to send for her mother who prevailed on the four-year-old girl before she stopped crying. The mother later rushed back home to prepare Indomie for her instead of the rice meal that was initially snatched from her.”
Koseemani appealed to parents to try and put their little school children in the care of grown up schoolmates, so as to avoid such things in the future, describing the incident as a reflection of the prevailing hardship in the country.
The extent people go these days in order to find something to eat really calls for serious concern.
TheSheet.ng reported that a man stole his neighbour’s pot of jollof rice in Awka, Anambra State after starving for three days.
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