By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA—The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, yesterday, denied a report of the death of two corps members, who served as ad hoc staff in Gombe State at the just-concluded March 28 presidential and the National Assembly elections.
In a statement by the NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, in Abuja, the scheme clarified that the two names broadcast by Channels TV were INEC ad hoc staff.
He commiserated with the families of those that lost their lives.
The statement read: “The attention of NYSC management has been drawn to a misleading news story featured by Channels Television on the death of two corps members in Gombe State, during the attack on some parts of the state.
“Management categorically wants to state that no corps members in Gombe died during the said attack by the suspected insurgents.
“The two names carried on Channels TV as corps members, who lost their lives, were INEC ad hoc staff and not corps members as reported.
“The NYSC, however, commiserates with families of those that lost their lives.
“NYSC management wants to reassure all Nigerians that we are indeed committed towards the security and safety of corps members nationwide.”