Fake fertiliser syndicate bursted in Jos
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has uncovered a fake fertiliser syndicate in Jos, Plateau State.
The corps arrested five persons in connection with the diversion of ammonium sulphate used for the fake fertiliser and sold to unsuspecting farmers at N25,900 per bag.
This arrest came on the heels of concerns of sabotage in the fertiliser chain of distribution by notorious individuals bent on thwarting efforts of the Federal Government to reach local farmers with farm input in the state.
The Director of Public Relations, NSCDC National Headquarters, Afolabi Babawale, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.
Babawale said the arrest was made by the special intelligence squad of the Commandant General of the NSCDC, noting that Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi had been duly briefed and had ordered the immediate transfer of the five suspects and the case file to the national headquarters of the NSCDC while further investigations are ongoing.