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Plot by Political Thugs to Attack Corps Members in Rivers is False and “just a rumour” – NYSC




nyscThe National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) on Monday described as false, rumours of a plot to attack corps members serving in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers.

Violet Appolo, NYSC Public Relations Officer in the state, made the denial via a text message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“It is not true that corps member are to be attacked. It is just a rumour,” she stated.

Pekins Kelo, Caretaker Committee Chairman of the local government, however, said that the threat to attack corps members posted to the area emanated from the social media.

Kelo said the threat was posted on May 21st, adding that the local council had since alerted security agencies on the threat.

“It is a social media problem, it was posted that political thugs will attack corps members in Tai. So, I reached out to the Department of State Security and Nigeria Police Force, Rivers Command to make security arrangements for all corps members in Tai,” he said.

Kelo said the local government and security agencies were on top of the situation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. jhennique

    May 24, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Na so them dey talk. Abeg you guys should run for your lives oh

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