Pulse Exclusive 71 truck loads of rice allegedly missing in Adamawa

The consignment allegedly disappeared after a formal flag-off to mark the distribution of the bags of rice by the Adamawa Deputy Governor, Mr. Martins Babale.

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Reports of fraudulent practices, diversion of foodstuff and other relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has assumed an alarming rate.

Last week, Pulse Nigeria brought you an exclusive report of the poor living condition of children in the Borno state IDP camp.

The video of hungry looking and sick kids has raised questions on the whereabouts of the publicised donations of food, drugs and other materials from government, well meaning Nigerians and organisations.

According to a recent report, 71 trailers of rice and other grains allocated to IDPs in Adamawa State by the Federal Government to cushion the hardship faced by victims of insurgency in the state.

The consignment allegedly disappeared after a formal flag-off to mark the distribution of the bags of rice by the Adamawa Deputy Governor, Mr. Martins Babale.

A member of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Tsamdu, who commented on the incident, said “Reports from his constituency community leaders confirmed that only 250 bags of 50kg of rice got to Madagali, as against the two trailers of 600 bags of 50kg per one trailer load. "

Tsamdu also said "The Federal Government to immediately set up a committee to investigate what he described as the worse crime against humanity and corrupt behaviour.”

The Guardian also reported that Madagali local council, which was the worse hit due to its closeness to Sambisa forest, was allocated only two trailers of rice, a sharp contrast from the original distribution plan.

The District Head of Guluk, headquarters of Madagali council, Mr. Bello Ichadi, said “Only five district heads of the council received 50 bags of 25kg rice, making a total of 250bags for the entire Madagali council.”

Reports also say the bags of rice were distributed to the people in 25 kg bags instead of the original 50kg bags which they came in.

This means the group of fraudulent officials who re-bag these foodstuff are still carrying out their illicit acts.

There were reports that some government officials were caught diverting and re-bagging food stuff meant for the up-keep of the IDPs in Borno state recently.

Watch the video of hungry looking children in the IDP camps crying for food below.

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