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NYSC declares three-day mourning for death of nine corps

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Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 on parade during their swearing-in and opening of the Orientation Course at Kubwa in Abuja on Thursday, January 26, 2017. PHOTO: NAN


National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has declared three-days to mourn the death of nine corps members who drowned on Saturday.

The death of the nine corps member was confirmed by Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal

Missal confirmed that bodies of seven out of the 22 corps members who went swimming in River Mayo-Selbe were recovered while 2 bodies are still missing.

The Taraba State NYSC coordinator, Mrs Florence Yaakugh described the deaths as “most unfortunate.”

Yaakugh also confirmed that seven bodies have been recovered, while the search for the other two bodies was still ongoing by the locals in collaboration with security agencies and the NYSC.

“It is a very sad development and we would soon have the identity of all the corps members involved in the accident and make such information known appropriately,” She said.


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