The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Monday, announced the death of a corps member, Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf who was shot dead in Osun state.
In a statement issued on its official Twitter handle, the NYSC said an 17 ex-corps members who just completed the scheme in Osun State were attacked by armed robbers.
The graduates were attacked while travelling from Osun to the northern part of Nigeria.
In similar vein, the NYSC debunked the rumour that 16 corp members were abducted.
Commiserating with the family of the deceased, the NYSC said “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.”
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Read full statement below:
“The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to the news with the above caption making the rounds concerning the death, and alleged abduction of some Corps Members travelling from Osun State by kidnappers.
The true position is 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.
It is imperative 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.
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.
May the soul of Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf rest in peace.