Over 40 students, youth leaders missing in Enugu after EFCC raid

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Abuja – The youth community in Enugu State has been thrown into serious confusion following a raid of their meeting venue by operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The and youths leaders from across the South East states were meeting at Castle Majestic Hotel Enugu when the operatives of EFCC stormed the venue of their meeting in goose chase of ‘Yahoo boys’.

A youth leader who escaped the venue by whiskers reported that over 40 youths are uncounted for after the “operatives of the anti corruption commission stormed our meeting venue in a commando style around 9pm Thursday.

“Sounds of gunshots by EFCC threw the entire youth leaders off-balance and we scampered for safety while they made away with a lot of us. We thought war has been declared us because . action of the operatives were everything but professional as they shot sporadically, beating and molesting everyone on sight.

“The Secretary of NYCN Enugu State, who also doubles as the Deputy Coordinator of NANS Zone B (Southeast and SouthSouth) and DG Gburuscare initiative is amongst many of the Youth and missing,” the student leader told our correspondent.

was also gathered that Enugu of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN and his Deputy, that went for the release of the abducted haven’t been heard from and they suspect that they might have been detained too.

All efforts to reach EFCC Spokesperson in Enugu for comments this development didn’t yield any positive result.

As at the time of filing this report, the youths are mobilizing for a heavy protest Friday against the arrest of their leaders.