The authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have confirmed the death of a corps member, Bomoi Yusuf.
According to a statement released by NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Adeniye Adeyemi in Abuja on Wednesday, a gang of armed robbers attacked the vehicle conveying some 17 corps members, who recently completed their 2020 Batch B stream orientation programme at Ede in Osun State, to the northern part of the country. The attack resulted in the death of Yusuf.
Her words: “The true position is that, indeed, 17 corps members that completed the 2020 Batch “B” Stream 1B orientation programme 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 gun shots unfortunately felled corps member Bomoi Yusuf.
“It is imperative to state that the 16 other corps members were never abducted,” she said.
According to her, 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.
”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 said.
She said that the Director-General of the scheme, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, admonish all corps members to adhere strictly to the safety guidelines issued to them from time to time, which particularly frowns at night travels.