The National Youth Service Corps has dismissed reports claiming that about 21 female corps members were raped during an attack carried out “by thieves” on Wednesday, July 6.
On Wednesday, July 6, reports were rife on social media that gunmen attacked the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) lodge along Udo Ekong Ekwere street, off Information Drive in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, raped corps member and also carted away valuables including laptops, cell phones and cash.
In a statement released in Abuja today July 7, the Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of NYSC, Chinyere Ekwe, said no female corps member was raped.
“In the said story making the rounds, it was alleged that Gunmen attacked, raped, robbed and dispossessed Corps Members of their valuables at Udo Ekong Ekwere Street, off Information Drive, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where they reside.
To put the unfortunate incident in proper perspective, the State Coordinator, NYSC Akwa Ibom State, Chinyere Ekwe in the company of the State Police…
Source: Linda Ikeji