Suspected Cultists Chop Off Female Corps Member’s Hand In Bayelsa

A Batch ‘A’ female corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in the Obuah community in Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa State, Miss

MISS FOLAKEMI AKINBODE
MISS FOLAKEMI AKINBODE

Folakemi Akinbode was on Monday night attacked by suspected cultists who chopped off her right hand.

According to a report by LEADERSHIP, Miss Akinbode, a 26-year- old native of Ondo State and graduate of Nursing from the Madonna University, Elele in Rivers State, was attacked at about 8.30pm while returning to the NYSC Lodge near the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobori, near Yenagoa.

The report quotes a fellow corps member, who gave his name simply as Fred as saying that the attacked corps member was serving at the university teaching hospital where she was posted for her primary assignment.

According to Fred, the attack was a shock to many other corps members in the area.

The attacked Corps member is presently receiving treatment at the Teaching Hospital.

Paramount Ruler of the Community, the Ibolou XI of Obunagha, H.R.H Godsgive Apoh, who confirmed the incident, condemned it in very strong terms and summoned an emergency meeting of the Youth Vigilante Association to investigate and apprehend those involved in the attack.

When contacted on the development, the state police public relations officer, Mr Alex Akhigbe said though no arrest had been made, operatives had been deployed to track down the attackers.

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