Families of seven officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the line of duty last year, have each been given N250,000 to bury their loved ones.
One problem: they have no bodies to bury.
On September 15, nearly 14 months ago, the officers went on a mission to rescue the wife of the Deputy Managing Director of the Sun Newspaper, Steve Nwosu who had been kidnapped.
While the woman was released by her abductors two days later, there has been no word of any of the officers, nor has any of them been seen.
“After over one year of familial sorrow, pain and hope, the DSS last Saturday informed the wives of the missing officers that their husbands died as heroes in the line of duty, and sent each of them N250,000 in “burial” support”, a family member wrote in a letter to the media.
When they asked about their bodies, the department told them they couldn’t locate them.