“This protection is even more important in view of the fact we are not in our state of origin.’’
Some National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, members in Abuja on Tuesday said the insurgency poses a great threat to their lives and Community Development Service, CDS.
They also described the insurgency in some parts of the country as a great threat to their service and safety.
They expressed these feelings in separate interviews in Abuja.
One corps member, Funmi Cletus, said most corps members would not be able to perform their CDS effectively; and in turn this will negatively affecting the communities they serve in.
She called on the Federal Government to provide enhanced security for the corps members to enable them execute their service effectively and in an atmosphere devoid of fear.
“The safety of corps members should also be paramount in the security measures government is taking against the insurgents.
“Since we are under the care of government, at least for one year, everything should be done to protect our lives and property,” she said.
Another corps member, Blessing Musa, also stressed the need to provide security for those serving their fatherland for one year.
“This protection is even more important in view of the fact we are not in our state of origin,” she said.
John Taiwo, another corps member, who lamented the loss of his friend at the second Nyanya bomb blast, advised the government to “create a safe place for the corps members.”
Mr. Taiwo called for increased synergy among the security agents to boost the efforts aimed at bringing the insurgency to an end.
“It is a threat to everybody, especially corps members because of the uniform we wear,” she said.
He advised the government to seek the assistance of international security organisations in tackling the insecurity in the country.
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