Gunmen yesterday attacked Christian corps members behind Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Jalingo, Taraba State capital and made away their monthly allowance running into hundred of thousands of naira.
The bandits who stormed the Family House of the Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship (RCCF) held the corps members hostage for hours while stripping them of hundreds of thousands of naira and other valuables. The gunmen gained entrance into the Corps Members’ Lodge from a toilet in the female wing of the building and carted away three laptops, about 24 mobile phones and cash.
“We are about 20 corps members in the lodge when it happened last night. All our phones were taken away, some of us had two, three phones. Also, our monthly feeding allowance, which we contributed was also taken away by the evil men.” A corps member who does not want his name in print said:
“We were sleeping when some men came, they armed with dangerous weapons but we never resisted them. We obey their orders because, we were afraid, they asked us of our state of origin and religion, threatening to behead us if we misbehave. ”
RCCF President, Banji Omogbehin said the motive of the attack was unknown because, the bandits were asking us of our state of origin, threatening to rape our ladies and behead us. Officials of the NYSC, who visited the corps members said the issue would be dealt with, as the scheme would not tolerate such act on its corps members.
However, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Amos Olaoye said the case was not robbery, but burglary and stealing: “I can confirm the attack, but its not robbery, we have not made any arrest yet, but the police are investigating.” The case has been reported to GRA police division