The National Youth Aid Corps (NYSC) has confirmed the death of a troop member along the Jere-Abuja highway.
In a statement issued Wednesday by press and public relations director Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC said 17 corps members were attacked by suspected armed robbers who stormed the highway.
According to the statement, members of the choir completed the 1B Stream 1B Series orientation program in 2020 at the NYSC Permanent Orienteering Camp, Ede, Osun State, and traveled to the northern part of the country before the incident occurred.
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“Tragically, along the Jere-Abuja highway, they were approached by a gang of armed robbers whose sporadic shootings unfortunately knocked down Bomoi Corps member Sulejman Yusuf. It is necessary to state that the other 16 members of the corps were never abducted, “the statement said.
The corps also uncovered a rumor that some corps members traveling from the state of Osun had been abducted.
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RE: BANDITS PERFORM CORPS MEMBERS, BLOW ONE TO DEATH (sic) ALONG ABUJA ROAD THROUGH LOKOJ
The attention of the NYSC administration was drawn to the news with the above caption circulating the death and alleged abduction of the kidnappers of some corps members traveling from the state of Osun.
The true position is that, indeed, 17 corps members who on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, boarded vehicles heading north of the Batch River Batch “B”, the course of the 1B orientation program at the NYSC Camp for Permanent Orientation, Ede , state of Osun. Earth.
In a tragic way, along the Jere-Abuja expressway, they were reached by a gang of armed robbers whose sporadic shootings unfortunately knocked down Bomoi Corps member Sulejman Yusuf.
It is necessary to say that 16 other members of the corps were never abducted.
The death of any member of the corps is a great loss, not only for his family, but also for the scheme and the nation as a whole.
Unfortunately, it is always the darkest moment in the life of the Scheme. The administration wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family of late Corps member Yusuf and prays to God to give them the strength to endure the painful loss.
The Director-General wishes to warn all members of the Corps to strictly adhere at all times to the safety guidelines issued to them from time to time, which are particularly frowning on night travel.
May the soul of Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf rest in peace.
Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs.)
Director, Press and Public Relations