Breaking News

NYSC withdraws Corps members from “war zone areas” in Niger State

Kindly Share This Story:

By Wole Mosadomi

Minna—The National Youth Service Corps , NYSC, has said that it would not take the risk of posting new Corps members to Local Government currently being invaded by Bandits where many lives have been confirmed lost.

The body has also withdrawn those already serving in the “war ravaged” areas for the protection of lives of the Corps members.

The State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi who  disclosed this while briefing   Journalists after the swearing-in ceremony of Corps members at the NYSC orientation camp, Paiko, yesterday, said the safety of lives of those members are paramount to them and that they  cannot risk their lives.

NYSC Members


“Officials of the NYSC in the  areas affected by the bandits have been mandated to send updates of places with crisis to the state office and we will not post any Corps members to these areas because we cannot afford to lose any of them,” Ajayi remarked.

NYSC DG performs ground breaking ceremony for SAED centre in Delta(Opens in a new browser tab)

According to her, “Our eyes are on the Corps members for the whole one year; we are their parents and guardians and we cannot do otherwise than to protect them.”

‘’We have recalled all our Corps members from those crisis areas and re-posted them and we will not send any of them to areas where bandits have carried out their attacks.

“Though, we are aware that Niger State government and security agencies are on top of the situation but we will not rely on this assurance  and so for now, we will not post any of them to these areas until there are confirmed reports that the places are safe,” the State Coordinator remarked.

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello while declaring the Orientation Camp open, assured Corps members of adequate security across the state despite the pocket of crisis in some council areas of the state.

The Governor said, “It is true that the nation is facing some security challenges even though government at all levels are putting necessary modalities in place to prevent any breach of law and order but I can assure you that we enjoy relative peace here in Niger State and we will continue to do everything possible to protect everybody’s lives and property.”


Kindly Share This Story:
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!