Three National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members serving at Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, are currently in critical condition after gunmen attacked them when they were returning to their lodge at Isiokolo.

Giving details of the incident yesterday, a security source at the Isiokolo Police Division said the victims were rushed to a private hospital by members of the Isiokolo local vigilante outfit after they were shot by the hoodlums, who dispossessed them of phones, cash and other items.

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“The corps members sustained gunshot wounds from a locally-made cut-to-size gun used by the hoodlums and they were later referred to the Eku-Baptist Hospital for further treatment,” the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated.

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The incident occurred last Friday.


Meanwhile, Ethiope East council Chairman, Chief Faith Majemite, has vowed to bring the perpetrators to book, charging security agencies in the area to swing into action and apprehend the culprits.

The council boss gave the charge at the Eku-Baptisit Hospital during a condolence visit on the victims.

She said: “I have asked the medical doctors on duty to ensure that the corps members get the best medical attention as the council will be handling all their medical bills.

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“I want to also assure residents of the council that the security agencies have been placed on their toes towards ensuring that the culprits are arrested and brought to book.”