Gunmen attacked the Nationwide Formative years Service Corps (NYSC) hotel alongside Udo Ekong Ekwere avenue, off Knowledge Drive in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Say and raped corps members.
According to Punch, the gunmen who invaded the Corpers’ hotel on tricycles around 1:am on Wednesday, July 6, also carted away valuables at the side of laptops, cellphones and cash.
Narrating the incident, with no doubt some of the corps members, who identified himself as Emeka Emmanuel acknowledged, “They arrived on a tricycle, popularly known as Keke and abruptly started operation. They beamed excessive-depth torchlight in every single build of dwelling and pounced on every door with heavy iron and threatened to shoot us if we fail to cooperate,”
A female Corps member, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, acknowledged her phones, pc, cash had been forcefully taken away from her after the hoodlums won entrance into her room from the back door.
” at that length of the night, most of us females, we ancient to sleep naked and the suddenness of the attack caught us unprepared. They beamed the torch via the window and threatened to shoot if the door shouldn’t be quick opened,” she defined.
“I have never heard of this wherever in Nigeria, even in the North, the build insecurity is at the top seemingly peak, that Corpers will likely be intentionally targetted, raped, and robbed by criminals at gunpoint. Is it because of we’re not from Akwa Ibom that nobody could well also hear our shouts and come in to realize us?”, one more female colleague, lamented.
Mr. Nsikak Ibanga, a night guard at the Say Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists which is found opposite the corpers hotel acknowledged, “I raised fear by hitting the supporting pillars retaining the reconstructed NUJ auditorium. The sound reverberated across your total home but no response”.
One other neighbour, Bassey Offiong, acknowledged, “As soon as I heard the attack and the outcry of the Corpers, I quick reached out to the Police at Ikot Akpanabia Relate, which is extremely shut here, but they arrived a minute gradual after the criminals had completed and left with their tricycle”.
Also, the Formative years Leader of the home, Comrade Godwin Okpo, blamed incessant prison actions around communities on the give diagram of internal safety organized by the local residents.
“I ancient to head spherical from home to home to earn monetary contributions for the vigilante neighborhood to stable the home at night, but they started accusing me of embezzling their money, so there became nothing I could well also end again. As soon as I heard the incident gradual in the night around 1: 00 am this morning, I moved to the build of dwelling but since I became on my own, there became nothing I could well also end”, he acknowledged.
He blamed the inability of the childhood to come out on noise of generators running into gradual night in most properties.