The National Youth Service Corps NYSC, has reacted to the death of corps member, Bomoi Suleman Yusuf, who was shot dead by suspected Kidnappers while on his way home from the orientation camp in Ede, Osun state.
Recall that the story of how the promising corps member was killed by suspected Kidnappers who attacked the vehicle Bomoi boarded and shot him dead was earlier published on this medium, It was alleged that the kidnappers also abducted other corpers.
The scheme in a statement issued on Wednesday confirmed the killing of the corps member but denied reports that 16 corps members traveling with him were kidnapped.
The statement reads in part:
”The true position is that, indeed, 17 Corps Members that completed the 2020 Batch Batch “B” Stream 1B Orientation programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 boarded vehicles heading towards the northern part of the country.
Tragically, along Jere-Abuja Expressway, they were accosted by a gang of armed robbers whose sporadic gun shots unfortunately felled Corps Member Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf.
It is imperative to state that the 16 other Corps Members were never abducted.
The death of any Corps Member is a big loss, not just to his family, but to the Scheme and the entire nation at large.
Sadly, it is always the darkest moment in the life of the Scheme. Management wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Late Corps Member Yusuf and prays God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.”