Disturbing Scenes of Nigerians Being Flogged for Basic Food Amidst Economic Hardship, Hunger(Videos) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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 …Viral Videos Show Nigerians Being Flogged To Get Free Yam, Bread In Lagos Amid Hardship, Hunger | #NwokeukwuMascot 

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In a distressing turn of events, viral videos have emerged depicting the dire circumstances faced by Nigerians as they endure harsh economic conditions and widespread hunger.

One video captures the heart-wrenching scene of individuals enduring beatings with canes in order to obtain a meager loaf of bread in Lagos Island, Lagos State.

The footage portrays a massive crowd patiently queuing, while some individuals brandish canes to maintain order before distributing the limited supply of free bread. A witness in the video expresses their dismay, exclaiming, "See how people are being flogged because of a mere N100 bread; Nigeria is facing a severe crisis. Look at the size of the crowd!"
Another viral video depicts a disturbing altercation among individuals fighting over free tubers of yam at the Lagos Central Mosque, Lagos Island.

The footage highlights the desperation and hunger prevailing among the citizens. With concern, someone in the video remarks, "The citizens are hungry; they are fighting over yams."

Efforts to reach the state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, for comment were unsuccessful, as he could not be reached via phone calls or messages at the time of filing this report.

In a previous report, it was revealed that many Nigerians in the Northern region of the country have resorted to consuming rejected rice grains, originally intended for fish feed or agricultural purposes, due to the ongoing economic crisis. These rice grains, known as afafata in the Hausa language, have become a battle to cook and eat due to their hardness.
However, their lower price has made them a more affordable option for impoverished families amidst rising food costs.

The escalating prices of food items in Nigeria have been a persistent issue for nearly three decades. The removal of fuel subsidies and the devaluation of the naira by President Bola Tinubu, combined with global pressures, have further exacerbated the situation. For instance, a standard 50kg bag of rice, which could sustain a household of eight to ten people for a month, now costs N77,000 ($53; £41). This represents a staggering increase of over 70% since the middle of last year, surpassing the monthly income of a majority of Nigerians.

The distressing scenes portrayed in these viral videos serve as a stark reminder of the urgent need for solutions to alleviate the hardship and hunger experienced by Nigerians across the nation.

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