National Youths Service Corps, serving in the Assakio area of the Lafia
East Development Area, Nasarawa State, have been confirmed dead.
Wasiu-Babatunde and Danjuma Jamil-Salihu – drowned in a swimming pool,
their female counterpart, Memuna Ahmad-Yarwa, died from complications
during a child birth.
Wasiu-Babatunde with code number, NS16B4044 hailed from Ogun State,
while Jamil-Salihu with code number NS16B 0175 was an indigene of Kwara
were found floating on the bank of Assakio River area on Sunday, were
not skilled in swimming.
indicated that the river had claimed several lives of indigenous farmers
in the area over the years.
the state Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs. Zainab
Isah, said, “I received the shocking news from the Assistant
Commissioner of Police in the state. He said two corps members drowned
in the Assakio River.”
incident, she, however, prayed that God would grant them internal rest
and give their parents the fortitude to bear the loss.
been buried according to the Islamic rites, while the corpses of the
male victims had been deposited in a morgue.
corps member serving in the Udege Development Area of the state by
gunmen at about 1pm on Friday.
had reportedly gone to a bank in the community and were returning to
their various places of assignments when the lady was abducted.
Kelechi, a Batch ‘A,’ Stream I corps member, who hails from Abia State,
to the Federal Medical Center, Lafia, where she underwent a medical test
which dismiss the rumour making the round that the corps member was
raped by her kidnappers.
by gunmen. Kelechi is presently in my custody. I am going to hand her
over to the Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura.
but she was beaten by the kidnappers. At the time the victim was
kidnapped, she was in her menstruation period and the assault made her
to bleed more.”