EXCLUSIVE: This Is The Story Of How An NYSC Member Almost Lost His Life To Military Torture At Camp

5 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
(m) at 15-05-2015 06:06AM (5 years ago)

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Bunmi Adeyera, a Corps member in Nasarawa state orientation camp, yesterday almost lost his life at the camp after being severely maltreated by security operatives.

According to an eye witness who pleaded anonymity, “Bunmi is sick and today locked-up in the guard room for hours until he collapsed and became unconscious in the Guard room”.

Naij  put a call through to Bunmi Adeyera who confirmed the incident.

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“To all my fellow NYSC corp members around Nigeria, today, I witnessed how one of my colleagues, Adeyera Olubunmi (State code: NS/15A/0134)(Call-up no.: NYSC/NIJ/2015/061287) almost died due to maltreatment in Nasarawa state NYSC camp by security officials.

What happened this morning was that Bunmi Adeyera who is also Platoon 4 leader and was obviously sick went to the Camp clinic to collect some drugs to combat his ailment and was approaching the camp market to get food (since food was no longer available in the camp kitchen) in order to use his drugs when he was stopped by security operatives (Nigerian Police force and Man’O War) and was asked to go back into the camp hall for lectures.

How NYSC Corp Member Almost Lost His Life To Torture At Camp
He tried explaining to them that he was sick and needed to take his drugs but they did not listen to him, rather he was told to start ‘frog-jumping’.Bunmi quietly explained to them that he might not be able to ‘frog-jump’ because of his health status.

The next thing I saw was that the security operatives (who were obviously Hausas, because they communicated fluently in Hausa language) told asked him if he was Hausa or Yoruba. When he told them he was Yoruba and he hails from Lagos state, they seized his NYSC identification tag and marched him straight to the ‘Guard room’ allegations of ‘being stubborn’ without giving him any chance of speaking in his own defense.

This place called Guard room is a bathroom located at the entrance gate of the Nasarawa Camp where soldiers urinate at all time and with no cross-ventilation.

We all watched them take the poor sick Corps member to the Guard Room, and was detained there going to three hours. The next thing I saw was people from the camp medical unit running towards the gate with stretcher in their hands.

Behold Bunmi had collapsed and fainted in the so-called guard room.
Even while the Red Cross team was trying to rescue the situation, the soldiers sent them back saying that all was pretence and that when he wakes up, he will return to the guard room.
The doctors battled for his life for about an hour before Bunmi Adeyera became conscious again and was later stabilized.

Every Corps member on Camp including NYSC officials know Bunmi to be easy-going, obedient and friend to all which is more reason he emerged the leader of Platoon 4.
The population of those who went to the clinic to check on him is one that I have never seen on camp although they wouldn’t allow us take pictures of this ugly incidence.

But my question is this why is it that we Corps members who have in good faith and humility come to serve our father land are being maltreated even to the extent of someone fainting. This should not continue. All these security agents should be careful in performing their duties and should remember that the pen is powerful than the sword…”


Bunmi Adeyera is a graduate of mass communication from The Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos state. All attempts to reach the Nasarawa state co-ordinator, Mrs. C.I Uba, proved abortive.

















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Paulevery (m) at 15-05-2015 06:47AM
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Thats service for you, Man ' O' War  are Soldiers pet, dont dere touch any of them, Even the ITM  members or else you won't sleep in your house again, Corp member nor vex, na so we see am
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beneno (m) at 15-05-2015 07:26AM
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hmmmmm
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seunbabs (m) at 15-05-2015 08:20AM
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Dat man DAT make DAT first comment is a big fool.so if u are in DAT state of health wat will u do
Can't u understand. A sick man DAT wanted 2 eat and take his drugs and luck him up for wot NCOs dey are police mean DAT is cruelty
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tebidun (f) at 15-05-2015 08:32AM
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this can't happen in Rivers state camp. I can remembered when I was sick in camp too. The Hausa military personnel in charge of d road to d hostel also asked me to go back to d lecture hall but I explained to him dat I was not fine and he let me go. He even told d others dat, Yoruba people have respect bcos I bent down and thank him for d permission to go and rest. No man o war or police man have dat right in rivers state camp. police na gateman for my camp o and man o war dey direct man o war drilling o nothing more. and military men here are friendly.
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Ritabrenice (f) at 15-05-2015 08:33AM
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Hmmm
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echeeche (m) at 15-05-2015 09:11AM
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hnmmm Huh?Huh??
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ISijingle (f) at 15-05-2015 09:56AM
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this can't happen in Rivers state camp. I can remembered when I was sick in camp too. The Hausa military personnel in charge of d road to d hostel also asked me to go back to d lecture hall but I explained to him dat I was not fine and he let me go. He even told d others dat, Yoruba people have respect bcos I bent down and thank him for d permission to go and rest. No man o war or police man have dat right in rivers state camp. police na gateman for my camp o and man o war dey direct man o war drilling o nothing more. and military men here are friendly.
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chomsy31 (f) at 15-05-2015 10:52AM
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the work of the military n other official at the camp is to protect the NYSC members n not to make tins difficult, i think most of this military guy on camp need to be reoriented
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x-avier (m) at 15-05-2015 10:54AM
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This is what you see when you put primary school certificate(probably forged) holders in charge of full graduates.
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winace (f) at 15-05-2015 11:10AM
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Why was he asking whr d corper is from? So if d corper was hausa, he will allow him go abi? See tribalism is killing us in dis country dats why d oyinbos still see us accent pple dat they can still manipulate.
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elchymo (m) at 15-05-2015 12:47PM
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Larry28 (f) at 15-05-2015 02:07PM
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Thank God his okay now..
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joseusi007 (m) at 15-05-2015 04:11PM
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Hey lets hear the other side of the sorry. I know the military are more disciplined than most civilians. So you are told to go back but you refused to listen.
Secondly if you are sick you report yourself before taking decision by yourself.
Thirdly most  coppers use sick as an excuse to be disciplined .
So before u spoil the integrity of the military who are also serving their father land remember to use ur head .
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Ololababs (f) at 15-05-2015 08:45PM
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 :Dw
Quote from: NKWOCHA CYNTHIA CHIOMA on 15-05-2015 10:52AM
the work of the military n other official at the camp is to protect the NYSC members n not to make tins difficult, i think most of this military guy on camp need to be reoriented

Thanks u've said it all! They should be sending them on errands as well cuz they.r more educated Dan d stupid forces. Naija Nonsense
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dennis_005 (m) at 15-05-2015 08:58PM
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Only in Nigeria, God help us in this country, no justice corruption everywhere
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eoadex2003 (m) at 15-05-2015 09:22PM
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Quote from: joseusi007 on 15-05-2015 04:11PM
Hey lets hear the other side of the sorry. I know the military are more disciplined than most civilians. So you are told to go back but you refused to listen.
Secondly if you are sick you report yourself before taking decision by yourself.
Thirdly most  coppers use sick as an excuse to be disciplined .
So before u spoil the integrity of the military who are also serving their father land remember to use ur head .
U are a full fledged blown fool, educated foolish man.
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PoliticxGuru (m) at 18-08-2015 11:57PM
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Seriously am speechless
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chealseafc (m) at 19-08-2015 12:13AM
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PoliticsxGuru,
are you speechless as a wasted generation?.
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elchymo (m) at 19-08-2015 02:25AM
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Military can be too extreme in camps. Those dey smoke sometimes sha...
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