The Department of State Services, DSS, has arrested some officials of the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and their accomplices for allegedly diverting palliatives meant for vulnerable citizens.

DSS Headquarters, Abuja

The suspects were accused of selling the palliatives in the modern market in Lafia among others.

Palliatives ready to be shared to vulnerable citizens

The DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya in a statement on Tuesday, 5th September 2023, stated that the service had recovered some of the items after an investigation into the matter.

The statement reads;

The Department of State Services has received reports from some state governments relating to diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens.

Peter Afunanya- DSS Spokesperson

Among the suspects are officials of Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and their accomplices in the markets, notably Modern Market Lafia, where the items were being resold.

He also stated that the suspects have been handed over for appropriate disciplinary measures.

Afunanya noted that similar operations were ongoing in other states of the federation.

Story: Christy Dung