A group of unknown hoodlums have caused mayhem at the Corps members’ lodge in Bori, Khana Local Government Area, LGA, of Rivers state, leaving scores badly wounded.
The incident happened at about 4am on July 10. About 15 armed robbers invaded the lodge and attacked those who were present including – the President, Buako Community Development Service, CDS group, Duru Humphrey, one Aroh ifeanyi, Ebenezer Benson and Onyekachi Christian.
It was gathered that the robbers used machete to inflict injuries on the corps members and dispossessed them of their valuables including money and gadgets before fleeing the area.
The victims are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
Meanwhile, a source privy to the incident told Newsmen that there is more to the attack than mere robbery.
According to him, there was a robbery incident in the same lodge in January where a villager was apprehended and arrested. The villager was, however, released some days after. Indications are that the unnamed thief who threatened to get back to the corps members for ‘catching him in the act,’ staged this new attack.
He is believed to have mobilized people, alleged to be his gang, who did not only steal but inflicted severe injuries on the victims.
The source made it clear that the matter was reported at the Bori Police Division but as at press time, nothing has been said or done about it.
He said, “Also, the Zonal Inspector for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was told of the incident. He and other officials came to visit the lodge but said he could not do anything about the treatment of the victims as he had no money.
“It was corps members who contributed money to help their colleagues out. Duru has gone back to Imo State, his hometoown, saying he will not go back to his duty post for fear of a repeat of the incident,” the source added.