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Camp Commandant Decamped For Harassing Female NYSC Corp Members In Benue State



A camp commandant of the Benue State, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Captain Abalaba has been decamped for harassing a Muslim corps member, just before the end of the recently concluded Batch B Stream I Orientation exercise. According to a report from the scheme’s leading site, the corps member, who is the Amira (female head) of the Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN) in Benue State, was hit because she was wearing a Hijab. More findings claim she was hit with a bottle.
It was believed that the commandant ordered her to remove the Hijab and gave instructions to the soldiers to beat the Amir and some other Muslim corpers found praying in the mosque claiming it was for security purposes. Afterwards the corpers were sent out of the camp. Delegates from the Director General of the NYSC and the Secretary General of Muslim Council of Nigeria were dispatched to the camp to resolve the issue that same day, November 14th. After the issue was resolved, the Captain Abalaba was decamped immediately and he was replaced with a new Camp commandant. MCAN has promised to follow the case up to ensure that “Captain Abalaba is used as a long lasting example to all those who have harassed or have the intention of harassing corps members on religious grounds.”

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