Six injured as robbers attack Corps Members in Osogbo

 Six injured as robbers attack Corps Members in Osogbo

Robbers have injured six members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in an attack on their lodge in Osun State.

The attackers took away phones, laptops, cash and whatever else they could lay hands on.

The incident occurred on Saturday evening at the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) lodge at Dada Estate when the corps members were praying, it was gathered.

A source told our correspondent that the armed robbers numbering about eight forcefully entered the lodge and threatened to kill anyone who refused to lay down their valuables.

One of the victims Ofure Ehizogie said, “We were attacked and those armed robbers took away all our valuables. They took laptops, phones, money and other valuables. During the attack, about six to seven of us were injured and we were taken to hospital.

The state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Adewale Adegoke visited the scene with officials.

He said, “It happened on  Saturday and we informed the state government, DSS, and NSCDC about the incident and they have been assisting.

“Those that were injured were taken to the hospital and some were discharged on Saturday and others left the hospital on Sunday. We have given the security operatives information that will help to apprehend the robbers.”

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige said she was not aware of the attack, and police spokesperson Yemisi Opalola did not respond to calls and text messages.

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