Miss Folakemi Akinbode, a female corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was assaulted on Monday night and had her right hand chopped off.
Miss Akinbode, 26, hails from Ondo State, and is a Batch A Corps member serving in the Obuah community in Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa State. The young woman is the alumna of Nursing from the Madonna University, Elele in Rivers State.
The horrendous incident took place on Monday at around 8.30pm. The suspected cultists attacked Akinbode when she was returning to the Corps Lodge situated near the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobori, not far from Yenagoa.
According to a fellow corps member, the attacked woman was serving at the university teaching hospital for primary assignment, and the assault is a shock to many other corps members in the area.
Akinbode is presently receiving treatment at the Teaching Hospital.
The Paramount Ruler of the Community, the Ibolou XI of Obunagha, H.R.H Godsgive Apoh, confirmed the incident and condemned it. Furthermore, he summoned an emergency meeting of the Youth Vigilante Association to investigate and apprehend those involved in the attack.
Meanwhile, Mr Alex Akhigbe, the state police public relations officer, says that, though no arrest has been made yet, operatives have been deployed to track down the attackers