Hunger-induced crimes in Minna, Niger State capital have
taken a worrying dimension as hungry youths now go about snatching food
nursery and primary school children on their way to school, The Guardian
in Kpakungu, Minna, alleged that her
food pack, prepared by her mother was snatched from her by a youth.
school, Mrs. Cecilia Bunmi Koseemani, who confirmed the incident
exclusively to The Guardian, said that it was difficult to get the little girl to stop crying.
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.” said Mrs Koseemani.
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.
people stealing food still
on fire, as well as women collecting food items from sellers in the
market and deliberately taking to their heels instead of paying. It was
also reported that a housewife stabbed her rival to death over the
modalities for sharing a measure of Gaari (Cassava flour) brought home
by their husband.
Source: The Guardian