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Toture of NYSC member: Minister calls for reorientation of military, Paramilitary deployed to camps

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By Goodluck Ikiebe

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has called for a reorientation of military and para military personnel deploy to Youth Service camps to avoid dehumanizing actions against Corps members.

A statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Mohammed Manga, says in Abuja that the ministry
has received full briefing from the Director General of the NYSC about the unfortunate incident that occurred on July 28, 2021 in Cross River State where a female youth Corper was dehumanized as revealed in a video.

It says the NYSC and the army authorities have since commenced investigation of the said incident and the officer involved as evidenced by the statement released by the Army Authorities.

The statement by the Nigerian Army DHQ describing the dehumanizing of the Corps member as highly unprofessional and unacceptable is welcomed.

The Ministry also said it condemns in very strong terms this incident.
“We believe and have been assured that the Army with its discipline and commitment to professional ethics will make sure justice is served”, the statement added.

According to the statement, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has further directed that henceforth close monitoring of all camps be intensified to avoid similar occurrences.


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