According to report reaching oyogist.com, the management of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has reportedly come out to debunk the news that about 16 of the NYSC members were kidnapped.
This was made known in a statement issued by the NYSC through its official twitter handle stating that a robbery attack did happened but none of the NYSC members were abducted by the robbers.
The statement reads; “The true position is that, indeed, 17 corps members that completed the 2020 Batch “B” Stream 1B Orientation programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, December 22, 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 gunshots unfortunately felled corps member Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf.
“It is imperative to state that the 16 other corps members were never abducted. Commiserating with the family of the deceased, the NYSC said “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.”