Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ((NSCDC), Kogi State Command, Wednesday, unleashed terror on the Lokoja office of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), beating up staff of the federal government parastatal.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that, The heavily armed NSCDC personnel stormed the office around 10am, forcefully dragging out security men manning the office and whisking them to their office, on the allegation that JAMB refused to engage their services.
The NSCDC claimed that SPITEC, the security outfit contracted by JAMB to guard its office was not registered with the organisation.
The invasion was led by one RSM Jegede who allegedly ordered his men to shoot any staff who refuse to ‘cooperate.’
When the JAMB state coordinator, Mr. Daniel Agbo and some staff pleaded that the issue was being handled by their headquarters, the corps personnel reportedly descended on them.
They were said to have shut the JAMB office, after unleashing terror on the staff, including beating up a pregnant female worker.
Another female staff, Miss Victoria Tachio was also beaten to a stupor and her clothes was tore to shreds.
The JAMB accountant and one Ada Ugbole were also said to have been stripped and beaten up.
Ugbole was said to have fainted in the NSCDC, before cell before he was rushed to the hospital.
Speaking with newsmen, the state coordinator, Daniel Agbo expressed surprise with the “commando-like manner officers of the corps” invaded their office saying it was crude and uncivil.
Showing journalists bruises all on his body, Agbo said he was fell thrice, even as “one of them pointing his rifle” at him
He said cash from sales of scratch cards and forms, mobile phones and other personal effects were carted away by the attackers.
When journalists made to hear from the NSCDC state commander, Mr. Dayo Adesuyi, on what transpired, his men barricaded the road, raining abuses.
One of the officers, Akusebio, T. O. threatened to deal with the journalists.
One of the journalists, Emmanuel Adeyemi, a correspondent with The Sunnewspapers was manhandled and his working tool confiscated.
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