Palliative Diversion: DSS Arrests Nasarawa State Officials In Lafia


The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of a suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable in the place.

A Statement by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya disclosed that the suspects, officials of Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) and their accomplices were intercepted and arrested in the Modern Market Lafia, where the items were being resold.

With the suspects now in the custody of the appropriate authorities for appropriate disciplinary measures, the Statement revealed that the DSS swung into action upon receipt of reports from some State Governments relating to diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens.

“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,” the DSS urged.

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