A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Yenogoa Bayelsa state was gang raped by a 15-man gang of robbers and left in a critical condition.
It was learnt that the robbers carried out the dastardly act after they invaded the Corpers Lodge at Yenizue Gene, a suburb of Yenagoa, about 3 a.m yesterday, June 17th.
New Telegraph reports that the armed robbers overpowered the neighbourhood vigilantes who are usually armed with only sticks and machetes.
According to a resident of the community, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the corps member was repeatedly raped by the hoodlums who took her in turns.
The residents of the community went to rescue her after the robbers had finished assulting her. They took her to the hospital where doctors are working to stabilize her.
Local sources said though the police were alerted, there was little they could do because the area had been thrown into darkness by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC). A vigilante, who gave his name simply as Tonye, said the security men were afraid of running into an ambush.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Asinim Butswat, said the command is yet to receive any information about the incident.