Bloody Friday! Gun Men Attack Youth Corpers, Lives Gone Like Nothing

SUSPECTED cultists, Wednesday night, attacked a structure lodging some National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, individuals at the Swali suburb of Yenagoa, and shot dead two corps individuals, while another was harmed.

The perished corps individuals were recognized as Popoola Oluwatobi, an alum of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, an indigene of Oyo State, and George Onokpoma.

While Popoola was slaughtered on the spot, Onokpoma was affirmed dead at the Federal Medical Center where he was raced to for treatment. Vanguard discovered that the assault which happened at about 10.30p.m. in the thickly populated region, was completed by seven speculated cultists. An occupant who talked on the state of secrecy, stated:

“We heard gunshot from the direction of the Corps members’ room. One of them was heard shouting “Jesus” repeatedly and at the same time asking what was their crime.

Another shot sounded and there was quietness.” Describing the deceased as peaceful and nice, he added that they were appended to a tuition based school known as Victory Group of Schools, near their living arrangement and were grading test contents when the punks struck.

“They scarcely kept late evenings and just sat by their way to take natural air at whatever point there was control blackout,” a neighbor said. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olushola David, was said to have visited the State Secretariat of NYSC, where he met with the State Director, Mrs Lotto Bolade over the occurrence.

David was said to have guaranteed the NYSC of a rejigged security system that would guarantee the wellbeing of serving corps individuals in the state.

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Mrs. Lotto, on her part, deplored the spate of cultists assaults on corps individuals in the state, similarly as she recognized the third corps part who was injured amid the assault, as Dada.

Affirming the assault, representative for the state Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, stated: “On March 20, at about 10p.m., outfitted burglars numbering around seven, assaulted the habitation of one Jerry Yeseme Moses, owner of a school, at Swali, Yenagoa.

“The outfitted burglars right away shot and murdered one corps part, Oluwatobi Popoola, matured 30 years. They likewise shot one George Onokpoma and Anthony Dada.

“The exploited people were hurried to the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, where George Onokpoma was affirmed dead, while Anthony Gbenga is reacting to treatment. “The order has propelled a manhunt for the obscure shooters, examinations is continuous.”

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