Looters of NYSC camp will be apprehended, prosecuted, says IGP



The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, mni  has assured that hoodlums who carted away items meant for corps members would be tracked and to face the law.

Adamu said this on Friday after inspecting the Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kubwa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hoodlums attacked the camp on Tuesday and carted away food items and materials.

“It very unfortunate that the place was heavily looted as went to see the destruction by the hoodlums,” he said.

He expressed worry over the situation, adding that the camp meant for the training of youths to enable them contribute their quota to the development of the country had turned out to be the focus of looters.

Adamu said it was a good thing that corps members were in camp during the incident.

“It would have been a had they been around,” he said.

According to him, some of the items have been recovered, some of the hoodlums have been arrested.

“A number of 53 suspects have been arrested so far and would be charged to court,” he said.

He called on Nigerians to report persons suspected to be in possession of the looted items to the nearest law enforcement agency.

“For who broke into this facility and stole, assure Nigerians that shall pursue them, track them and prosecute them,” Adamu said.

The Director-General, NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said that the scheme was preparing for the forthcoming orientation scheduled to on Nov. 10, people assumed there were palliatives in the camp.

“People think that NYSC camps have palliatives, but I want to tell Nigerians that ’t have palliatives in our camps,” he said.

He, therefore, advised the youth to stop attacking NYSC camps as most of the items were labelled. (NAN)