A National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member serving in Zamfara State, Shorunke Lukmon Olayiwola, has been declared missing.
Lukmon is a former student of the University of Ilorin and 2015 batch B Stream 1 Corps member serving in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State with code number ZM/15B/1100.
He was declared missing on September 21after he left his home in Abeokuta to board a night bus to Zamfara for his final clearance.
Sources disclosed that he was on his way to Zamfara in preparation for the NYSC’s batch B Passing Out Parade (POP) scheduled for October 6.
According to a sibling of the missing Corps member who simply identified herself as Laide, Lukmon informed his relatives that he would pass the night in Ibadan if he couldn’t find vehicle to Zamfara.
In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, Laide explained that Lukmon reportedly told a friend who chatted with him that the vehicle he boarded was held up in traffic at Sango area of Ibadan. He has since then not been reachable as his phones have remained switched off.
A friend of the Corps member who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, Owoseye Oluwayomi, explained that some of his colleagues and relatives have since reported the incident at the Oyo State Police Headquarters and the state command of the State Security Service, SSS.
“Report has since been forwarded to the Nigerian Police Force, Oyo State Command, the Director General of NYSC through the Zamfara State Coordinator of NYSC, Department of State Security Service, Oyo State Command, and Oyo State NYSC Coordinator,” he said.
Hammed Murtala, another friend of the missing Corps member, lamented the situation, describing it as terrible.
“Till this moment no one knows his whereabouts, it is a terrible incident,” he said.
Attempts to speak with the Oyo State NYSC coordinator was futile as the phone number was not reachable.
Meanwhile, Lukmon’s friends and former colleagues at the University of Ilorin have taken to social media to appeal to the Federal Government, security operatives and other well-meaning Nigerians to assist in finding their friend and reuniting him with his traumatised family.