A snake on Tuesday disrupted the passing-out parade of the NYSC Batch “A” at the Orientation Camp at Tsafe in Zamfara.
* A file photo of NYSC parade
According to eyewitnesses, the snake might have come from one of the dilapidated structures at the camp and could have been in search of shelter or food.
It was gathered that the snake tried to make its way to the platform where special guests at the occasion were seated during the course of the ceremony.
Some of the corps members, as well as some of the special guests, took to their heels to avoid the reptile.
However, some of the corps members ran after the snake to kill it, using sticks and their boots.
Earlier, in her address to mark the end of the camp, the scheme’s Co-ordinator in the state, Mrs. Ruth Bakka, had urged the corps members to be of good behaviour.
She also urged them to be security-conscious during their 11-month primary assignment in the state.
The state co-ordinator commended the attitude displayed by the corps members while in camp, and advised them to remain disciplined wherever they found themselves in the future.