- The NYSC has released the names of the nine corps members who drowned in a river in Taraba
- Four of the deceased were from the south-east, another four were from the south-south, while the last one was from the north-west
- A condolence register has also been opened for the deceased at the NYSC headquarters
The names of the nine corps members who drowned at River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka local government area of Taraba state have been released by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
According to Vanguard, the list, as obtained from the NYSC headquarters, showed that four of those who drowned were from the south-south, another four were from the south-east, while the last person was from the north-west.
NAIJ.com gathers that the names of the deceased are Ucheonye Nkadi (Delta state), Ijeh Chile (Delta state), Irorobulor Blessing (Delta state), Solomon Miracle (Edo state), Ojimba Matilda (Imo state), Maduike Thelma, (Imo state), Onoduagu Arinze (Enugu state), Ezeamama Ifeanyi (Anambra state) and Adams Zipporah (Kaduna state).
Following the unfortunate incident, all forms of social outings by corps members without permission from either the local government inspector or state coordinator, were banned by the NYSC director general, Suleiman Kazaure.
A condolence register was also opened for the deceased at the NYSC headquarters.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that tragedy struck in Taraba state on Saturday, August 4, as nine members of the National Youth Service Corps in the state drowned in River Mayo-Selbe, Gashaka local government area.
The Police public relations officer in the state, ASP David Missal, confirmed the incident. He stated that 22 corps members were swimming in River Mayo-Selbe when nine of them drowned.
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