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Cultists Kill Two Corps Members, Pupil In Bayelsa [Updated]


Rampaging cultists have killed two active members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) and a pupil of a private school in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

Cultists have been killing and robbing residents at will in the capital city under circumstances that seem to have overwhelmed the police and other security agencies.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Olusholla David visited the state NYSC Secretariat and met with the State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Lotto Bolade, on Thursday in Yenagoa.

Mr. David described the killing as “shocking”.

The CP assured the NYSC of a rejigged security strategy to ensure the safety of serving corp members in the state.

“The police have briefed the State Governor, Seriake Dickson on the incident; there is nobody that will hear of the incident that will not be shocked.

“The corps members in the state may be scared, but please assure them that there will be improved security under my watch,” the CP stated.

In her reaction, Mrs Lotto Bolade, Bayelsa NYSC Coordinator, decried the incessant attacks on corps members in the state, saying it as worrisome.

“These hoodlums have been attacking corps members serially. The Director General have had cause to write to the state governor and the matter reduced.

“There is no day we don’t record cases of attack against corps members,” she explained.

Bolade, however confirmed that the third injured corps member survived the attack.

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