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Female corps member dies in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to Bayelsa State, identified as Miss ‎Elechi has reportedly died after a strange ailment.

The deceased, aged 27, a graduate of Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt in Rivers State died at about 9pm Tuesday night five days after arriving camp.

‎Though the cause of her death could not be immediately ascertained, sources said she was bleeding and vomiting few hours after arrival at the state orientation camp at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.

Some of her colleagues claimed the deceased on arrival, at the camp last Thursday, was looking “terribly” sick and could not participate in some opening activities at the camp.

An official of the NYSC who spoke anonymously said “this is a case of non-disclosure of state of health by a corps member.”

It was gathered that her condition deteriorated and she was rushed to the sick bay of the camp at about 8pm.

According to sources, the doctor at the NYSC camp clinic immediately referred her to the state owned Diette-Koki Memorial Hospital, Opolo in the state capital where she was confirmed dead.

The demise of the corps member, it was learned was the subject of discussion among her colleagues at the camp.

Attempt to reach the state coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Ekeocha Anthony proved abortive but a senior official confirmed the development.


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