Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested some suspects in connection with diversion of palliatives in some states.
The DSS said the action was taken after it received reports from some state governments relating to diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens.
DSS spokesperson. Peter Afunanya made the disclosure in a statement. He said after due investigation, some suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable in the place were arrested.
Dr Afunanya said the service undertook investigations in that regard and has recovered some of the items.
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 DSS said 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 the same to the relevant security agencies for necessary action.