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NIGER: Police on the hunt for Councillor who absconded with COVID-19 palliative grains

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The Niger State Police Command is now on the hunt for a councillor in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State who allegedly absconded with 30 bags of grains supplied as COVID-19 palliative for distribution in his constituency.

This was revealed on Tuesday by Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the state’s Task Force on COVID-19, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who informed that the councillor in question has been declared wanted by the state government.

Matame who said that 10 bags of rice, maize, and millet each were allocated to the 274 wards across the 25 local government areas by the state government added that the councillor was part of a committee set up for distribution of the grains to his community.

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“Committees have been set up in each of the 274 wards in the State, which consist of a councillor, party chairman, ward head, and a religious leader to monitor the distribution of the grains,” he said.

“Security agents have been ordered to arrest him to account for his conduct,” Matame added.

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