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Agency confiscates UNICEF school bags, nets in Kano


The confiscated bags

Operatives of Kano Public Complaint and Anti- Corruption Agency have recovered hundreds of customised UNICEF school bags and mosquito nets in Wambe Market, in Kano metropolis.

The bags, which were provided by the international donor agency, specifically provided to assist the children of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Boko Haram ravaged Maiduguri, Adamawa and Yobe states were reportedly sold in the open market.

Head of Operations in the agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, Suleiman Aliyu Gusau, who led the raid, told journalists that they recovered a large quantity of school bags and mosquito nets in three shops on display in the market.


He said the operations, which lasted for about three hours, followed intelligence report indicating diversion of some items being supplied to the IDPs in the Northeast into Kano markets by yet-to-be identified persons.

Gusau said the agency had shut the shops where the items were recovered and arrested the retailers for further interrogation.

He also posited that the agency would extend its investigation to the international agency and donor organisations to unravel those behind the diversion.

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