E DON HAPPEN!!! PEOPLE NOW SNATCH FOOD PACKS FROM SMALL PUPILS TREKKING TO SCHOOL IN NIGER STATE

COULD THIS BE CHANGE!!! PEOPLE NOW SNATCH FOOD PACKS FROM SMALL PUPILS TREKKING TO SCHOOL IN NIGER STATE

E DON HAPPEN!!! PEOPLE NOW SNATCH FOOD PACKS FROM SMALL PUPILS TREKKING TO SCHOOL IN NIGER STATE

A report by The Guardian says hungry youths in Niger state now go about snatching food packs from nursery and primary school children on their way to school.

According to the report, one 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, prepared by her mother was snatched from her by a grown up boy, who ran away even as she cried. Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Cecilia Bunmi Koseemani, who confirmed the incident exclusively to The Guardian, said she and other teachers had hectic time pleading with the little girl to stop crying.

“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,” headmistress of the school, Mrs Cecilia Bunmi Koseemani said while confirming the incident. Mrs Koseemani appealed to parents and guardians of little school children to ensure that their wards are accompanied by grown up schoolmates, to avoid such occurrences in the future.

She further described the incident as a reflection of the prevailing hardship in the country. Meanwhile, several instances of hunger-induced crimes have been reported in Niger State in recent times. Recently, a housewife was said to have stabbed her rival to death over the modalities for sharing a measure of garri (cassava flour) brought home by their husband. There were other cases of people stealing food still on fire, as well as women collecting food items from sellers in the market and eloping instead of paying.

Meanwhile, the recession appears to have further stimulated more suicide cases across the nation according to a recent media report. In the last six months, seven out of the 36 states of the federation sampled, have recorded over 62 cases of suicides according to statistics from the various police commands. In a related development, Nigeria’s minister of state for education, Professor Anthony Anwuka has admitted that Nigerians are truly suffering due to the economic recession ravaging the nation.

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