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Friday, September 7, 2012

Terrorists Invade Female NYSC Lodge; To Rape And Rob Girls


Heavily armed gunmen, suspected to be
members of a terrorist group, on
Thursday attacked the lodge of National
Youth Service Corps, NYSC, at the Family
House of the Redeemed Christian Corps
Fellowship, RCCF, in Taraba State.

We gathered from reliable
sources that the armed men
dispossessed the corpers of their money
and other valuables, and even attempted
to rape the girls.

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 money.

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 away.
“Some of us had more than one phones.
Our monthly feeding allowance, which
we contributed, was also taken away by
the evil men.”

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
misbehave.”

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 addressed, as the scheme
would not tolerate such act on its
serving corps members.

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