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EXCLUSIVE: Soldiers storm NYSC Ondo camp, assault staff

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There was chaos as soldiers of the Nigerian Army stormed the NYSC camp in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo state, to assault a staff of the scheme.

According to information gathered from our sources on camp, the soldiers led by one Captain CU Kanu, stormed the National Youth Service Corps, Ikare Akoko orientation camp on Monday 8, July 2019.

The 2019 Batch B Stream I corps members had ended their orientation camp on that faithful day, only for the soldiers to unleash mayhem on the premises.

KikioTolu News exclusively learnt that Captain CU Kanu and the victim, Mr Owolabi Wake (who is the Chief Inspector Head of Security on Camp), had a little argument during the camp period.

This led to the Captain laying an ambush on Mr Owolabi, who was on his way home after the winding up of camp activities.

Mr Owolabi on spotting the soldiers quickly turned his car and returned to camp, only for the soldiers to follow him there and beat him to pulp. Image of a brutalised Mr Owolabi below;

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Mr Owo after the attack

Our source also narrated the whole event to us, right from events that led to the physical assault, right to the assault itself.

According to the anonymous source, Captain CU Kanu attempted to take a female corps member out of camp during the orientation program.

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Image of Captain CU Kanu who physically assaulted a staff of the NYSC scheme

This is against the scheme’s policy, as corps members undergoing orientation are not allowed to leave camp during the 21 days.

As normal practice on camp, Mr Owolabi Wake (who is the Chief Inspector Head of Security on Camp), searched the car of the Captain only to discover that the young lady was a corps member.

Though the young lady was dressed in mufti, her corpers uniform was found in the boot of Captain CU Kanu.

Mr Owolabi, who is a NYSC level 14 officer assigned with managing the security on camp queried his attempt to sneak female corps member out of camp without pass and also the NYSC uniform in his car boot.

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This led to an argument, which in turn left the Captain feeling embarrassed.

The matter died down that day and the lady was not allowed to leave camp.

After the whole orientation program, the Captain and other soldiers went on to get their revenge and beat up Mr Wale to pulp (within the camp premises).

According to another source, the marketers on camp were also threatened by the soldiers, while some were even assaulted.

About Ayeni Tolulope

Ayeni Tolulope is a fine-grained Journalist, Writer, Digital Media Strategist. He has been a member of the Fourth Estate for three years. He worked with LailasNews for over a year.