The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to enact laws allowing the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to undergo military training as part of the process.
HURIWA, a frontline activist group, said Corps members should be trained to defend national assets across the country.
The group made the call while condemning the attack on NYSC orientation camp and other national assets by hoodlums looking for palliatives amid the End SARS protests.
In a statement, the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko said the training should be patterned after the Israeli design.
According to Onwubiko: “We strongly condemn the widespread and incessant looting, organised and highly ochestrated arson and attacks by Some Misguided societal elements masquerading as youths searching for Covid-19 hoarded palliatives to loot NYSC Camps and other strategic National and private assets of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“These brazen acts of criminality in the case of the Targeting of NYSC’s facilities which constitutes gross National sabotage demanding the stiffest judicial sanctions for offenders have come with revelations that Government needs to investigate within the shortest possible timeframe to save Nigeria, I humbly implore Mr President to enforce military training to our NYSC corps so as to enable them fight against this act in a professional way”