The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Katsina has denied reports that a corps members had her thumb cut off by locals for living in the same accommodation without being married.
According to a statement released on the schemes official Facebook page, NYSC said preliminary investigation shows that the people attacked were not corp members.
The allegation was made last week when a Facebook user, Ikenna Adol Madu, claimed a male and a female corps member were attacked by some locals who accused them of committing fornication in their compound in Sabuwa Unguwa, Kofar Kaura in Katsina Local Government Area of the state.
The Facebook usee, Madu shared some pictures to back his claims. He alleged that the indigenes of the community, attacked the corp members for living in the same accommodation without being married.
Madu alleged that the locals chopped off the thumb of the female corp member and caused a big gash on the head of the male corper after several beatings.
The NYSC has come out to openly deny the claims as they said their fact finding team visited the site and discovered that four Corps members lived in the compound, none of them was hurt or targeted by the attackers.
The scheme added that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of the corps members. See the statement below.
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