Charles Nwoke, Abuja, Nigeria
December 23, 2020
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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management said that 17 corps members were approached by a gang of armed bandits whose sporadic gunshots murdered Bomoi Yusuf, a corps member.
In a statement, the Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, revealed this in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to Mrs. Adeyemi, “The true position is that, indeed, 17 corps members that completed the 2020 Batch “B” Stream 1B orientation program at Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, December 22, 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 gunshots unfortunately felled corps member Bomoi Yusuf.
“It is imperative to state that the 16 other corps members were never abducted.”
She said that the death of any corps member is a very big loss, not just to his family, but to the scheme and the entire country in general.
“Management wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Late corps member Yusuf and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss,” she added.
The Media Director said that the Director-General of the scheme, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim advised all corps members to adhere strictly to the safety guidelines issued to them from time to time, which specifically bemoans at night travels.