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Monday, March 11, 2013

NYSC Coordinator Dismisses Report Of Terror Attacks On Ekiti Orientation Camp

NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Tunde Baba-Ahmed, has denied the rumour that suspected terrorists had attacked the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Ekiti state.
Like a wild fire, the rumour raged in Ekiti State and beyond. It caused some scare among parents and guardians and others who have participants in the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) camp in the state.

A robbery attack on a beer distributor in Ise/Orun Ekiti, a town located within the two communities, during which guns boomed had triggered the rumour of a terrorist attack on the NYSC Orientation Camp which is sandwiched between the two communities.

However, the attempt was foiled by a detachment of policemen and the intensity of the gun battle had shattered the quietude of the community and caused panic among the people. The incident went viral on the social media as people gave a distorted account of what happened. The incident had made many to think that terrorism that has blighted the North had seeped into Ekiti State.

Mr. Tunde Baba-Ahmed told reporters that although it was true that armed robbers struck at Ise, a community nearby, but no corps member was affected in the incident.

Corroborating his story, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sotonye Wakama, said his command was aware of the news making the rounds that Ekiti State NYSC Orientation Camp was attacked by an extremist group.


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