NYSC Clears Air On Police Shooting Corps Member In Ibadan


NYSC Releases Posting For 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Corps MembersNational Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has refuted claims that the police shot at a corps member in Ibadan.

Reports had alleged that a corps member was shot by the police while on his way to the weekly community development service (CDS) on Thursday in the Oyo State capital.

It was also alleged that business activities were disrupted in Ibadan as students and traders took to the streets to protest the alleged shooting of a corps member in the Oluyole Local Government Area by a police officer.

However, NYSC reacting in a statement posted on its official Facebook page, denied the claims but confirmed that there was an encounter between some corps members and policemen.

It however noted that the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State has authorised an investigation into the matter to ensure that those who erred are reprimanded accordingly.

The statement reads;

To put the records straight, no corps member was shot in the head or chest and no life was lost during the encounter between some corps members and policemen on duty. As a matter of fact, the police authorities in Oyo State quickly intervened and the situation was immediately brought under control, and normalcy returned as expected.

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