NYSC debunks abduction of corps members

Audu Ene, Abuja.

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The Management of the  National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has refuted media reports of a  purported kidnap of corps members travelling from Osun state, south west Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi and made available to journalists in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.

According to her, ” seventeen 17 Corps Members  that completed the 2020 Batch Batch “B”Stream 1B Orientation programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 boarded vehicles heading towards the northern part of the country.

Tragically, along Jere -Abuja Expressway, they were accosted by a gang of armed robbers whose sporadic gun shots unfortunately killed Corps Member Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf”.

Mrs. Adenike also said it was important to state that the 16 other corps members were never abducted.

“The death of any Corps Member is a big loss, not just to his family, but to the Scheme and the entire nation at large”

She added that, sadly, it was always the darkest moment in the life of the scheme.

“The management wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Late corps member Yusuf and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss”, she said.

Mrs Adenike therefore said the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim admonished all corps members to at all times, adhere strictly to the safety guidelines issued to them from time to time, which particularly frowned at night travels.

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