- NYSC says it is collaborating with security agencies to ensure the safe release of the remaining five prospective corps members
- The released corps members have been redeployed to the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) and have received necessary medical attention
Three out of the eight corps members who were kidnapped in Zamfara have regained their freedom. The unfortunate incident occurred on August 17 while they were traveling from Uyo to Sokoto.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has taken immediate action and is collaborating with security agencies to ensure the safe release of the remaining five prospective corps members who were abducted in Zamfara State. These individuals were on their way to the Orientation Camp in Sokoto.
In a recent press statement, NYSC’s director of press and public relations, Eddy Megwa, shared that the director general of the scheme, Brigadier General Y.D. Ahmed, has been actively engaging with various stakeholders including the Zamfara State government, traditional rulers, and religious leaders to facilitate the safe return of the kidnapped individuals without harm.
During an interactive session with members of the House Committee on Youth, led by Hon Martin Esin, Ahmed mentioned that the released corps members have been redeployed to the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) and have received necessary medical attention. The security agencies, along with the traditional and religious leaders, are working together in a coordinated effort to secure the release of the remaining five individuals.
“We are making efforts to see that we get the children out of captivity. From all the signs we are receiving, we are hopeful we will get them as soon as possible.
“We have full synergy between the agencies. All these things they work together. The only problem is information. Once information is out, we will have a seamless situation,” Ahmed said.
The DG, who presented a detailed report with pictorial evidence of his visits on the incident to different stakeholders in Zamfara State to the lawmakers added that the scheme places high priority on the security and welfare of all corps members.