The Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mentioned on Tuesday that 43 hoodlums, who invaded its Abuja camp, had been arrested by security operatives composed of officers of the Nigeria Police Force and soldiers, and some of the stolen items recovered. The DG NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, while speaking at the NYSC camp, Kubwa Abuja said the hoodlums came in at 7 a.m. and burgled the store where the FCT administration kept palliatives for COVID-19 victims but found the store empty as everything was distributed since July. Some of the items that were carted away included mattresses, stationeries, boots, and uniforms of potential corps members.
He appealed to the youths to stop attacking NYSC camps under the guise of looking for palliatives.
This comes in the wake of a series of looting that has occurred across the country in the past couple of days, even as miscreants hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
Across the country, major malls, shops, private businesses, and even vehicles have been burnt down – prisoners have escaped from jails, following what started as peaceful protests, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, as well as better governance in the country.