– The NYSC orientation camp in Kubwa community, Abuja has been invaded by looters and suspected thugs
– Valuable assets including mattresses meant for the corps members have been carted away by the hoodlums
– The looters barricaded the roads but security operatives have reportedly begun shooting into the air to control the situation
Suspected hoodlums on Tuesday, October 27, stormed the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kubwa, carting away mattresses and other valuable assets. See also: NYSC 2020 Batch B Call-Up Letter – Official Date Is Out
The development plunged the community into unrest as gunshots rented the air with soldiers trying to safeguard the facilities from the looters.
An eyewitness claimed that the hoodlums, armed with dangerous weapons including knives and other sharp objects, descended on the community and mounted roadblocks.
Motorists were sent back by the thugs who took away mattresses and other materials meant for corps members.
Some residents in the neighborhood were also said to have joined the looters to steal from the orientation camp.
It would be recalled that the nation has been engulfed in heightened unrest as a result of the demonstration against the brutality of the police nationwide. See also: NYSC Official Batch B Stream IA Camp Timetable
Although the controversial police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which sparked the outrage has been disbanded, Nigerian youths are still adamant on a total reform of the police system.
On Wednesday, October 21, the protest descended into anarchy as protesters stormed the streets following the alleged shooting of demonstrators at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos.
The anger degenerated into looting and wanton destruction of properties by suspected hoodlums who also are using the avenue to loot some warehouses, shops, and store belonging to the government and private individuals.
Orientation camp still holds by 10th of November. You don’t have to panic as orientation camps is one of the most guarded places and safest place. You need not to panic.