Residents loot truck conveying food items in Ondo

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Some residents of Akure, the Ondo state capital, have looted a truck conveying food items.


It was learnt that the truck developed a mechanical fault at the popular cultural centre junction, along Ondo-Akure expressway, on Monday.

The mechanical fault enabled the residents to overpower the driver and loot the truck.


It was observed that the food bags in the truck were branded in the name of President Bola Tinubu.

Those who looted the truck were petty traders, artisans, drivers and commercial motorcyclists.

The latest incident adds to the worrisome list of recent looting of food items in trucks and warehouses amid the current economic hardship in the country.

On Saturday, residents of Kebbi invaded a government warehouse in the Bayan Kara area of the state capital, and looted food items.

On March 1, a truck conveying cartons of spaghetti was looted by hoodlums at Dogarawa axis of Zaria-Kano expressway.

Two days later, some residents broke into the federal capital territory (FCT) warehouse in Abuja and carted away foodstuffs, doors of the warehouse and roofing.