By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja
September 5 ? Newshour.com.ng) – The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested individuals suspected to be engage in the diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens and as well, recovered some of the items.
The DSS said it had received reports from some states on diversion or sale of palliatives meant for citizens and consequently, undertook investigations in that regard.
According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, while this operation is ongoing in other states, the Service has for instance, intercepted a suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable in the state.
Among those suspects are officials of Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) and their accomplices in the markets, notably Modern Market Lafia, where the items were being resold.
The suspects have, however, been handed over for appropriate disciplinary measures.
The Service, therefore, calls on members of the public who may have information relating to this emerging trend to report same to the relevant security agencies for necessary action.