Hoodlums attack corps member in C/River

Some unidentified hoodlums in the early hours of Saturday attacked a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Miss Gbenimachor Chinezendu-Ezinne, in her residence at Obubra Local government area of Cross River.

Chinezendu-Ezinne, a 2016 Batch B Stream 1 NYSC member, is currently assigned to the General Hospital, Obubra for her primary assignment.

The hoodlums attacked her at her residence and gave her a cut in her right thumb.

Reacting to her attack, the state Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Ambekemo Eniola, told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in a phone interview that Chinezendu-Ezinne had reported the matter to the NYSC authority.

“We are aware of the matter. The corps member reported to us that she was attacked in her residence at Obubra.

“We saw the injury on her hand; we thank God that it was not too serious. We have given her a permit to go and visit her parent and get some relief.”

“We call on all communities in the state to always stand with the corps members and protect them against any form of attack. I condemn whichever group of persons that carried out this attack on our corps member.”

“Cross River is a peaceful state; we have enjoyed a warm relationship with residents of the state and government over the years. I wonder why some people will go headlong to attack a corps member that came from a far distance to render service to the people,’’ she said.

She advised corps members serving in the state to be cautious and vigilant. Also, to report all suspicious movements around them to the police or any security agencies closest to them.

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