Six Corps members escape death as Gunmen attack Corpers’ Lodge

No fewer than six serving corps members escaped death when they were injured, as armed robbers attacked a Corpers’ lodge and carted away valuables in Osun State.

It was learnt that the incident occurred around 4 oclock in the early hours of Saturday at the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) lodge at Dada Estate in Osogbo where corps members are residing.

A resident of the area, Mr Ajibola told our correspondent that the armed robbers numbering about eight broke into the lodge and threatened to kill anyone who refused to surrender his or her valuables.

Our reporter got one of the victims named Ofure Ehizogie explained who narrated the incident.

He explained that the armed robbers ravished all their valuables, including laptops, phones and money .

Mr Ehizogie who said between six to seven of the corpere were injured, but currently in the hospital, added that soldiers from Ede barrack responded to their distress call, while the NYSC officials promptly visited the lodge

Similarly, the NYSC, Osun State coordinator, Mr Adewale Adegoke, confirmed the attack on the corps members noting that six of them were injured.

Mr Adewale stated that those injured were taken to the hospital and some were discharged on Saturday and others left on Sunday, while former report had been made to ten appropriate security agencies.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige said she was not aware of the attack on corps members but reiterated that the government was committed to the security of lives and property of citizens.

The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola did not respond to calls and text messages put to her phone at the time of filing this report.

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