The National Youth Service Corps have debunked the news going around that a corps member was shot dead during the #EndSARS Protest in Lagos.
The commission stated this via its verified Facebook account in the statement titled: “FAKE ONLINE MEDIA REPORT ON THE PURPORTED DEATH OF A CORPS MEMBER IN #ENDSARS PROTEST”
The statement reading, “The attention of Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to the fake picture of a Corps Member, which unfortunately has gone viral, purported to have been killed during the #ENDSARS protest.
“Management hereby clarifies that no Corps Member was shot during the said protest in Lagos, Rivers State or elsewhere as mischievously conveyed.
“Investigation reveals that the picture was from a movie produced some years ago by the Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) titled; “HEAL OUR LAND OH LORD”.
“Management therefore enjoins all NYSC stakeholders to remain calm as the well-being and security of Corps Members across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is paramount to the Corps.
“Accordingly, the general public is advised to kindly disregard the news in its entirety, given the fact that its circulation was the handiwork of mischief makers.
“In the final analysis, Corps Members are advised to continue staying safe, while prioritising at all times their personal security.” Stated by the Management.