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Two NYSC members drown in a river in Nasarawa while swimming, another died during childbirth

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Two Corps members, Oguntola Wasiu Babatunde and Danjuma Jamil Salihu, have died in Nasarawa, after drowning in a river while swimming at Assakioi in Lafia East Development Area.

Another Corps member in the state, Memunat Ahmad Yarwa, has also been reported dead from complication while giving birth.

Reacting to the incidence, NYSC in a statement mourned the three compatriots.

“The Management and staff of the National Youth Service Corps as well as serving Corps members nationwide mourn three of our compatriots, who died in Nasarawa State last Sunday.

“The entire NYSC family grieves over the loss of these heroes, especially coming when they were in their primes and contributing towards strengthening unity and national development.

“They will continue to be remembered for their patriotic zeal, selflessness and dedication to the service of our fatherland.

“May the Almighty God grant them eternal rest.

“Meanwhile, the Management has sent officers to deliver condolence messages to the families.

“We stand by them in solidarity and prayers in this moment of grief.

“We also pray that God gives them the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.

“Management also wishes to use this medium to announce the release of another Corps member, Nwankpa Blessing, who was kidnapped in Nasarawa State.

The statement further said the corps member is in good health and now receiving all necessary “physical and psychological support”, while thanking the state Police Command for their effort in rescuing the Corps member.

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