NSCDC Busts Adulterated Fertilizer Syndicate In Jos, Arrests Five

An intelligence quad of the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended five suspected members of a syndicate who specialise in adulterating fertilizer products in Jos, Plateau State.

The NSCDC spokesman, Afolabi Babawale, disclosed this on Tuesday.

According to him, the suspects also specialise in the diversion of granular ammonium sulfate, an important raw material in fertilizer production, belonging to the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN).

The products are diverted, repackaged, and allegedly sold by the suspects to unsuspecting buyers and farmers at the rate of N25,900 per bag.