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Hoodlums Invade NYSC Orientation Camp Kubwa, Cart Away Items

27 October 2020 News

Scores of armed hoodlums today invaded the National Youth Service Corps NYSC Orientation Camp in the Kubwa, Abuja, carting away mattresses, utensils, electronics and other items.

While the warehouse at the camp is said to be empty, the hoodlums attacked some residents of the camp as well as shops adjacent the camp.

They had blocked the road at about 9am, turning back motorists while the Kubwa village market was immediately closed by managers to avoid any invasion.

While soldiers and a detachment of the Nigerian Police struggled to ward off the invaders, the Nigerian Air Force and the Airwing of the Nigeria Police embarked on air patrol with helicopters hovering around the scene.

The unrest in the area forced some parents and guardians to rush to schools to evacuate their children.

While the hoodlums were seem holding jack- knives, sticks, matchetes and other dangerous weapons, some residents of the area were said to have earlier joined in the looting.

An eyewitness who declined to give his name said the hoodlums “carted away all removables such as cooking pots, ceiling fan, plasma TV, foodstuff, desktop computer, laptop in NYSC camp”.

According to him, some of the looted items were owned by private individuals residing at the NYSC camp.

“The hoodlums equally used the opportunity to loot computers, generators, textile materials in the shops directly opposite the NYSC entrance gate”, he stated

Remi Johnson/Abuja

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