NYSC confines attack on corps members deployed to Anambra

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra state has confirmed attack on its members deployed as ad hoc staff in the general elections in the state.

Mr. Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the scheme in the state stated that the victims were attacked on Sunday by gunmen who invaded the collation centre in Obosi, where they were waiting to submit result from their polling units.

According to Aremu one of the corps members, Benita Sunday who is serving in Awka, sustained serious injury during the invasion.

However, he said no loss of life was accounted during the attack and efforts were on to recognise other affected corps members.

Aremu was displeased over the attack “on corps members who were on national duty’’ and he calls for the arrest and prosecution of the hoodlums.

He said “In the early hours of Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, unknown gunmen invaded the INEC Collation Center in Obosi, Idemili North, where the corps members had gathered for result collations.

“During the attack, some corps members sustained high degree of injuries and were taken to a nearby private hospital for medical attention.

“As I speak to you, one of them by name Benita is still in the hospital.

“There was no loss of life during the ugly incident.

“I condemn this unwarranted attack on the innocent corps members and ask that the perpetrators be brought to book.”

Meanwhile the confirmation of the occurrence and arrest has not been answered to by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed who could not respond to calls and messages.

On the other hand, Onisuru Oghenetega, a corps member who was abducted while serving as ad hoc staff in Orumba North Local Government Area on Saturday has been released according to the announcement by Aremu, who stated that Oghenetega is in good health.

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