Suspected Cultists Kill 2 Youth Corps Members In Bayelsa

Suspected Cultists Kill 2 Youth Corps Members In Bayelsa

By News Agency of Nigeria on March 25, 2019
Dasuki Galadanchi, Abiola Temitope, Olubisi Adekanmi, Jose Temitayo, Folarin Opeyemi, Shonibare Ademola, NYSC
File: NYSC members cheering during the closing ceremony of NYSC 2013 Batch, Wailo in Ganjuwa LGA, Bauchi State on 26 March 2013

Suspected cultists have killed two corps members and critically injured another during an attack on their residence in Bayelsa.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the incident occurred on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, along School road, Swali in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

Olusholla David, the Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, who visited the state NYSC Secretariat and met with the State  NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Lotto Bolade, on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Yenagoa, described the killing as “shocking”.

The CP assured the NYSC of a rejigged security strategy to ensure the safety of serving corp members in the state.

“The police have briefed the State Governor, Seriake Dickson on the incident; there is nobody that will hear of the incident that will not be shocked.

“The corps members in the state may be scared, but please assure them that there will be improved security under my watch,” the CP stated.

In her reaction, Mrs Lotto Bolade, Bayelsa NYSC Coordinator, decried the incessant attacks on corps members in the state, saying it as worrisome.

“These hoodlums have been attacking corps members serially. The Director General have had cause to write to the state governor and the matter reduced.

“There is no day we don’t record cases of attack against corps members,” she explained.

Bolade, however confirmed that the third injured corps member survived the attack.


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