The killing of a serving corps member identified as Bomoi Suleman Yusuf who was on his way home from orientation camp in Ede, Osun state has been confirmed by the National Youth Service Corps NYSC.

Recall that WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that a corp member has been shot dead and passengers abducted along the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

The leadership of the NYSC via a statement released yesterday’s evening confirmed the killing of the corps member but denied reports that 16 corps members traveling with him were abducted.

The statement in part reads

”The true position is that, indeed, 17 Corps Members that completed the 2020 Batch Batch “B” Stream 1B Orientation programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, 22nd December, 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 gun shots unfortunately felled Corps Member Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf.

It is imperative to state that the 16 other Corps Members were never abducted.

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.

Sadly, it is always the darkest moment in the life of the Scheme. Management wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Late Corps Member Yusuf and prays God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.”