- The DG of the NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said COVID-19 palliatives are not kept in the corps' camps across the country
- Ibrahim said this after the NYSC orientation camp in Abuja was looted by hoodlums
- IGP Mohammed Adamu who was at the camp on Friday said some of the hoodlums have been arrested and some looted items recovered
The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said that COVID-19 palliatives are not stored in any of the corps' orientation camps across the country.
The Nation reported that Ibrahim made this known when the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, visited the NYSC camp in Kubwa, Abuja on Friday, October 30.
Legit.ng gathers that Adamu was at the camp to assess the extent of damage after it was looted by hoodlums.
Ibrahim, who said preparations are ongoing for the camp to be reopened on Tuesday, November 10, urged Nigerians not to attack the facilities.
The NYSC boss said the attack on the camp by looters was unfortunate as their duty was to train young Nigerians to better serve their communities.
Adamu, who described the camp as heavily looted, said they were working hard to round up the perpetrators.
He said 53 people had been arrested so far for looting the camp and some of the items have been recovered.
The police chief called on members of the public to provide information about people they know looted any property in any part of the city.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abdullahi Bello, the divisional police officer (DPO) of the Kubwa area of Abuja, narrated how he was almost stabbed by the hoodlums who invaded the NYSC orientation camp.
Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the hoodlums threatened to attack police officers who tried to dissuade them from looting.
The DPO said he and his men had to retreat when the hoodlums started throwing stones and pulling out knives.
Crowd storms COVID-19 palliatives warehouse in Lagos | Legit TV