The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has directed prospective corps members to avoid the Orientation Camp in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that this decision comes in response to the ongoing crisis and alarming rate of killings that have plagued the area.
In an official statement released by the NYSC, the new location for the orientation camp has been shifted to Waye Foundation by Buken Academy, situated in Doi-Du within the Jos South Local Government Area.
Eddy Megwa, the Director of Press and Public Relations for NYSC, emphasised the need for prospective corps members to heed the new directive.
Megwa stated, “This is to inform members of the public, especially our esteemed Prospective Corps Members that the venue of the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Camp for Plateau State has been changed from the Permanent Orientation Camp in Mangu to Waye Foundation, by Buken Academy Doi-Du (Temporary NYSC Orientation Camp) in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“All prospective Corps Members are by this information expected to report at the new Orientation Camp (Waye Foundation by Buken Academy) on the dates specified in their call-up letters.”
The decision to relocate the camp was made in light of the escalating violence between locals and armed militias, with little intervention from security agencies.
The latest incident occurred recently when the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) reported a devastating attack in Mangu Local Government Area, resulting in the loss of 15 lives.
Additionally, 78 houses belonging to MACBAN members were reportedly set ablaze, while over 2,000 cattle are still missing.