At least nine persons have been apprehended for making and selling pillows crammed with used pampers and sanitary pads in Sokoto state.
The suspects were arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
They were arrested based on an intelligence report, the state’s Commandant, Bello Alkali Argungun, said on Wednesday while parading the suspects.
Argungun said the culprits used minors to get the unhealthy and soiled materials they stuffed the pillows with before selling to unsuspecting members of the public.
“They used small children who get them the trash. They filled the pillow cases with it which they sell to their customers.
“The pillow cases carry different logo of reputable forms company,” he said
According to Argungu, this was capable of endangering the health of their customers.
“They may contract some diseases without knowing the cause.
“I am appealing to our people to always go for businesses that are legitimate,” he said
He noted that, Investigation was still ongoing after which the suspect would be charged to court.