There’s hunger in the land. Nigerians are going through hard times.
A Hiace bus loaded with bags of Rice made a temporary stopover at Iwo road, Ibadan, Oyo state.
It was mistaken for palliative bus and seriously looted.
The federal government had announced a N5 billion palliative for each state of the federation, including the federal capital territory (FCT), to cushion the impact of the removal of the petrol subsidy.
The government said the N5 billion is to enable state governments procure 100,000 bags of rice, 40,000 bags of maize and fertilizers to cushion the effect of food shortage across the country.
According to reports, the bus was on its way to a specific location when it made a stop in Ibadan.
There were rumors that the bus contained relief materials, so the residents of Ibadan immediately attacked the bus and started emptying or carting away its contents.
Confirming the incident, an individual who seemed to have first-hand knowledge of the incident shared on his social media page, “A fully loaded bus with bags of rice had a temporary stop in Ibadan. People thought it was relief materials, stormed it, and looted the bus. The poor are hungry.”