Hardship: Again, Residents Loot Truck Conveying Govt’s Palliatives

Some Residents of Ondo State have looted a truck conveying food items amid the current hardship ravaging the country.

Parallel Facts report that the looting of the truck comes hours after a similar incident in Kebbi State.

The truck developed a mechanical fault at the popular cultural centre junction on Ondo express road where the driver was overpowered.

Remnants of the food items were observed on the roadside when reporters visited the scene.

The fully loaded truck was said to be conveying food items, particularly grains in some cartoons branded in President Bola Tinubu’s name.

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Several witnesses who confirmed the development revealed that those who attacked the truck and also looted its contents included petty traders, artisans, drivers and commercial motorcyclists.

“How they got to know the content still surprised me. The truck developed a mechanical fault and before we knew it the residents forced it open.

“They began to bring out the items in the pack which are mostly grains like rice and garri branded in President Tinubu’s blue colour, name and logo,” one the witness said.

A social commentator, Ibidapo Adelusi, has condemned the action of the residents, saying the police should go after the perpetrators.

“We know there’s hunger and hardship in the land but this is a crime against fellow human. The police should not hesitate to fish out these thieves,” he said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said no official complaints was lodged at the station over the incident.