By Suleiman isah Minna
The first community to record the outbreak of COVID 19 ìn Niger state were over 500 people were isolated have raised alarm over the sudden disappearance of food items meant to serve as palliative to the areas
The community which is in Chanchaga local government council in Niger state became puzzled after the assurance from the state government that food items would be made available to them since the discovery of the first outbreak of corona virus was first discovered from the are only to find out that the food items meant for them is being displayed for sale in the open market .
The palliative sent in by government however disappeared which has now prompted the leadership of chanchaga local government to set up local government security committee with the task of unraveling how the food items got to the open market
The committee it was gathered was among other things charged with the responsibility to unmasked all those behind the diversion of the palliative meant to be handed over to the ward committee who are to in turn distribute it to the people
Authority reports that apart from one bag of rice given out to each of the 9 member distribution committee not less than 13 bags of rice, 14 bags of millet and 15 bags of maize in addition to several cartons of spagethetti disappeared from the bulk initially brought to the ward for distribution.
The vice chairman of the local government who hail from the community discovered some of the items in the market already displayed for sale including the vehicle that convey the items to the ward
The vice chairman then alerted the council boss who in turn reported the matter to both Governor Abubakar sani Bello and the state chairman of the Covid: 19 Task force.
It could be recalled that government isolated almost 500 people from the community and also gave the area special preference in the distribution of palliatives.
The chairman of the Chanchaga local government council Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Bosso who confirmed the story to journalist said it has set up a committee to investigate the matter and that the committee has up Wednesday to submit it’s report.