NYSC Says One Corps Member Killed In Bandit Attack Along Jere-Abuja Road

..Denies Abduction Of 16 NYSC Members

Yemisi Izuora

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has confirmed death of a Corps member who was shot by armed men along Jere-Abuja expressway.

The agency however denied reports of abduction of sixteen Corps members as reported by a section of the media.

Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs), Director, Press and Public Relations, who confirmed the incident explained that indeed, 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 felled Corps Member Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf.

Adeyemi, denied 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.

“Sadly, it is always the darkest moment in the life of the Scheme. Management wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Late Corps Member Yusuf and prays God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.

“The Director-General wishes to admonish all Corps Members to at all times adhere strictly to the safety guidelines issued to them from time to time, which particularly frowns at night travels.” said Adeyemi.

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