Robbers injure 6 corps members in Osogbo

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Robbers have injured six members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in an attack on their lodge in Osun State.

The attackers took away phones, laptops, cash and whatever else they could lay hands on.

The incident happened on Saturday evening at the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) lodge at Dada Estate when the corps members were praying, it was gathered.

A source told our correspondent that the armed robbers numbering about eight forcefully entered the lodge and threatened to anyone refused to lay down their valuables.

One of the Ofure Ehizogie said, “We were attacked and those armed robbers took away all our valuables. They took laptops, phones, money and other valuables. During the attack, about six to seven of us were injured and we were taken to hospital.

State coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Adewale Adegoke visited the scene with officials.

He said, “It happened on Saturday and we informed the state government, DSS, and NSCDC about the incident and they have been helping.

“Those that were injured were taken to hospital and some were discharged on Saturday and left on Sunday. We have given the operatives information that will help to apprehend the robbers.”

Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige said she was not aware of the attack, and spokesperson Yemisi Opalola did not respond to calls and text messages.