THREE members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC serving at Ethiope East local government area of Delta State, are currently in critical condition after armed gunmen attacked them while returning to their lodge at Isiokolo during a robbery operation.
The incident occurred last Friday. Giving details of the incident Sunday, a security source at the Isiokolo police division while confirming the incident, 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 disposed them of phones and other cash items. “The corps members sustained gunshot wound from a locally 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.
Meanwhile, the Ethiope East council chairman, Chief Faith Majemite, has vowed to bring the perpetrators to book with a charge on security agencies in the area to swing into action and apprehending the culprits. The council boss gave the charge at the Eku-Baptisit hospital after she had a condolence visit on the victims. She said: “I have asked the medical doctors on duty to ensure that the corps member get the best medical attention as the council will be handling all their medical bills incurred and 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.”