The Department of State Services, DSS, has apprehended some suspects accused of indulgence in palliative diversion.
The arrest followed report from the Nassarawa State Governments relating to diversion/sale of palliatives meant for their citizens.
As a result, the Service swifted into action and undertook investigations regarding the matter and has retrieved some portions of the stolen items and apprehended their perpetrators in Nassarawa State.
The Service also affirmed similar reports from others state governments as well.
“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 place.
“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 agency said.
It added, “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.”