The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied the viral news in the social media space that a corps member was killed by bandits on his way from Kaduna to Katsina for monthly biometric clearance.
In a statement signed by Director Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa disclosed that from all indications, the story is untrue, but a figment of the baseless imagination of the mischievous writer, who wanted to cause unnecessary unrest among members of the public.
Megwa stressed that to put the record straight, Corps Member Mamudo Sa’idu Obaje KT/23B/1153, who was serving at Government Girls’ College, Katsina, was on transit from Kaduna to Katsina on Thursday 4th January, 2024 and was involved in a motor accident at Gayaza in Kankia LGA of Katsina State alongside other passengers.
He noted that two of the passengers, including the Corps Member lost their lives in the autocrash.
While the NYSC family nationwide has been thrown into mourning from this tragic event, Management has also commiserated with the family of the deceased Corps Member over the loss of the gallant patriot who died while in active service to his fatherland.
The scheme however called on bloggers to always be factual in their reportage in order not to cause unnecessary apprehension in the society, because of fictitious and unprofessional publications, which contradicts the ethics of good journalism.