The union was reportedly demanding that the federal government pay N475 billion compensation for the death of its members during the #EndSARS protests across Nigeria in late 2020 and the deadly violence at Shasa market in Ibadan, Oyo state, on 12 February 2021.
“Finally their wasted agro products have seen buyers,” the caption reads. “Cow wins big in the latest north versus south food blockade!”
Tomatoes are usually supplied by northern farmers, according to the Nigeria-based International Centre for Investigative Reporting, and “became scarce and very expensive in the south during the blockade”.
But what does it really show? We checked.
Loss-making tomatoes dumped – but at least cattle would benefit
The photo has been online for at least eight years – and was taken in India.
“Farmers of Barwani threw tomato crop on the roads,” a machine translation of the headline reads.
“A campaign to make agriculture a profitable business is going on in Madhya Pradesh, but tomato farming is proving to be the biggest loss-making business to the farmers of Barwani,” the translated report reads.
“The situation is that farmers are not even getting the cost price of tomatoes. They eventually threw tomatoes on the streets.”
The report ends by saying that the farmers hoped that by dumping the tomatoes, at least cattle would benefit from the crop.
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