Some health workers and mothers in Benin, the Edo state capital, have decried the high rate of theft in mosquito net from distribution centres across the state.
In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin, they expressed surprise at the action of those perpetrating the act.
Mr Samuel Akele, a community health extension worker posted to Quality Medical Centre, told NAN that some mosquito nets were stolen from the medical centre on Thursday.
“Some youths broke the fence of this health centre and went away with nine mosquito nets.
“We have been hearing from other distribution centres that people steal nets and sell them in the market,’’ he said.
Akele, however, said the presence of security men at distribution centres would have prevented such occurrences.
Another health worker, Mrs Therma Okokobili of Iwogban Health Centre, said she sustained bruises on her arm in the process of dragging a net from a youth who attempted stealing it. (NAN)