Seven female members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) returning from the recent yuletide break to Enugu and Ebonyi states were reportedly raped by hoodlums who blocked the highway to stop vehicles.
According to reports, the 7 female corps members were among 16 passengers attacked by robbers, who disguised as policemen at a spot on the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday, January 3, 2016.
A victim of the attack told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Friday, January 8, that the 16-seater bus that carried them left Television Garage in Kaduna around 8:30pm and was attacked a few kilometres away from the garage.
The victim further said the robbers mounted a road block to give the impression that they were policemen on duty.
”As we approached the road block, the driver noticed that they were not policemen and tried to retreat but it was late. The robbers sensing what our driver wanted to do, left other cars and descended on us,” she said.
The victim said that the robbers forcefully raped all the female corps members in the bus and took all their belongings which included laptops, jewelleries, handsets, foodstuffs and money.