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NYSC: A Corps Member Died in a Car Crash, Not From a Bandit Attack

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Avoid Unimportant Journeys —NYSC DG

The National Youth Service Corps Management has refuted claims made on blogs and social media that Mamudo Obaje, a corps member, was murdered by bandits while traveling from Kaduna to Katsina for his monthly biometric clearance.

In a statement released on Tuesday, NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, clarified that Obaje passed away in a car accident at Gayaza in Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State on January 4, 2024, while traveling from Kaduna to Katsina. Megwa called the report “untrue, but a figment of the baseless imagination of the mischievous writer.”

The statement read, “The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a story trending in the social media space that a corps member was killed by bandits on his way from Kaduna to Katsina for the monthly biometric clearance. From all indications, the story is untrue, but a figment of the baseless imagination of the mischievous writer, who wanted to cause unnecessary unrest among members of the public.

“To put the record straight, Corps Member Mamudo Sa’idu Obaje KT/23B/1153, who was serving at Government Girls’ College, Katsina, was in transit from Kaduna to Katsina on Thursday 4th January 2024 and was involved in a motor accident at Gayaza in Kankia LGA of Katsina State alongside other passengers.”

Megwa said two other passengers in the vehicle lost their lives in the crash, adding that the NYSC was in mourning mood over the incident, and had commiserated with the family of the deceased.

He called on bloggers to verify reports and always seek to be factual to avoid causing unnecessary apprehension in society.

In another development, the NYSC has commiserated with the family of the Late Mr Suleiman Ibrahim, who died on January 5, 2024.

Ibrahim was the immediate past Coordinator of the NYSC in Edo State.

During his condolence visit to the deceased residence in Abuja on Monday, the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed, described Ibrahim’s death as “a great loss to the NYSC”, and prayed for the repose of his soul, and the fortitude for the family to bear the loss.

Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of all NYSC employees and corps members across the country. What a severe loss. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, my perfect gentleman. The DG said, “We, the NYSC family, will miss you.”

Speaking on the deceased’s elder brother’s behalf, Mr. Hamidu Ali thanked the NYSC administration for the visit.

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