corpses of drowned NYSC members leave to their various states for burial

Recovered bodies out of the nine National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members who drowned at Mayo-Selbe river in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba state have been conveyed back to their various states for burial.

The spokesperson of NYSC in Taraba state, Odeh Innuma who disclosed this to Vanguard on Friday in Jalingo however did not release the names of the deceased. According to him “we are yet to see the last corps member but meanwhile two of the bodies recovered have left for Anambra and Kaduna as requested by their families.”

A cross section of Corps members converged at the Specialist Hospital, Jalingo to pay their last respect to the departed colleagues was seen.

One of the Corps member Name Ezebuihe Charles, wrote on fcebook:

“We came to taraba state together with the intention of going together but death took nine of you away from us. They obeyed the call to serve their fathers land not knowing that death was also calling. The news your drowning brought great shock to us. Death you have done your worst to us. Their families bid them fare well to serve their fathers land, now they are being brought home in lifeless state. To their families, may God grant you the grace to bear the lost and to our falling hero’s, may your souls find peace with God.”


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