No corps member killed in Gombe attack – NYSC

The management of the National Youth Service Corps on Tuesday said no corps member was killed on election duty in the recent attacks by insurgents in Gombe State.

This was contained in a statement signed by NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Bose Aderibigbe, and made available in Abuja.

Mrs. Aderigbigbe said the reports that youth corps members were killed false.
“Management categorically wants to state that no corps member in Gombe died in the said attack by suspected insurgents,” the statement said.

“The two names carried in the report as corps members who lost their lives were INEC’s ad-hoc staff and not corps members as reported.”

The management of the NYSC, however, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the said attack.
It restated the commitment of NYSC’s to the security and safety of all corps members nationwide including those on election duty.

Two INEC ad-hoc staff were reported killed in an attack by suspected insurgents in Gombe last Saturday.
Over 130, 000 corps members were expected to participate in the 2015 general elections across the country. (NAN)


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  • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

    Should there even be any attacks on polling officers at all. Only in the North and only in Nigeria. Come to think about it:Where is the Western-sponsored ICC on the killings on mainly Southerners in 2011 after Buhari was defeated? Talk about double standard.Buhari is the favourite candidate of the West who can’t wait to start milking us dry again. The whole exercise is a farce pure and simple.

  • galaxy

    Good one sir. Nice to be reminded of this information.