Friday, 7 September 2012

Gunmen invade NYSC lodge in Taraba

GUNMEN, yesterday,in
Jalingo, Taraba State,
attacked members of
National Youth Service
Corps, NYSC, at the
Family House of the
Redeemed Christian
Corps Fellowship, RCCF,
behind Federal
Government Girls
College, FGGC,
dispossessing them of
money and other
It was gathered that
the bandits held the
corp members hostage
for several hours after
robbing them. The
gunmen were said to
have gained entrance
into the lodge from a
toilet in the female
wing of the building,
carting away three
laptops, 24 mobile
phones and an
undisclosed amount of
Feeding allowance
One of the victims, who
spoke on condition of
anonymity, said: “We
were about 20 corps
members in the lodge
when it happened. All
our phones were taken
“Some of us had more
than one phones. Our
monthly feeding
allowance, which we
contributed, was also
taken away by the evil
Another said: “We
were sleeping when
some men came in
holding all sorts of
dangerous weapons.
We never resisted
them. We obeyed their
orders because we
were shocked by fear.
‘They threaten to
behead us’
“They asked us of our
state of origin and
religion, threatening to
behead us if we
Confirming the attack,
RCCF President, Banji
Omogbehin, said: “The
motive of the attack
was unknown because
the bandits asked us
our state of origin,
threatened to rape our
ladies and behead us.”
Officials of NYSC, who
visited the corps
members, said the
issue would be
seriously dealt with, as
the scheme would not
tolerate such act on its
serving corps
Police report
However, Police
spokesperson, Amos
Olaoye, said it was a
case of burglary and
He said: “I can confirm
the attack, but it is not
robbery. We have not
made any arrest yet
but the police are

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