Plot To Attack Corps Members In Rivers False – NYSC

NYSC-corpers1Rumours of an impending attack on youth corps members serving in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State has been refuted by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.
There were unconfirmed reports at the weekend that corps members in the LGA were living in fear over rumours that they would be attacked by suspected political thugs.
But the Rivers NYSC spokesperson, Violet Appolo, in a terse message she sent to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, described the rumours as false.
“It is not true that corps member are to be attacked. It is just a rumour”, Appolo stated.
Meanwhile, the caretaker committee chairman of the council area, Pekins Kelo, said the threat to attack corps members posted to the area emanated from the social media.
According to Kelo, he alerted the relevant security agencies on the threat to corps members in Tai after it was posted online on Saturday.
He attributed the development to “a social media problem”, adding “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”.

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