The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked rumours of plots by political thugs to attack corps members serving in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers.
NYSC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Violet Appolo, described the claims as false via a text message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“It is not true that corps member are to be attacked. It is just a rumour,” she stated.
Also refuting the reports, Caretaker Committee Chairman of the local government, Mr Pekins Kelo, said that the threat to attack corps members posted to the area emanated from the social media.
Kelo, however, assured that the local council had gone ahead to alert security agencies on the alleged threat.
“It is a social media problem, it was posted that political thugs will attack corps members in Tai.
“So, I reached out to the Department of State Security and Nigeria Police Force, Rivers Command to make security arrangements for all corps members in Tai,” he said.