The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked reports that bandits killed a corps member identified as Mamudo Sa’idu Obaje, on his way from Kaduna to Katsina State for monthly clearance.
The scheme in a statement issued on Tuesday by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, said that the corps member who was serving at Government Girls’ College, Katsina, died in a motor accident on Thursday at Gayaza in Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The statement read, “The attention of the Management of National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a story trending in the social media space that a Corps Member was killed by bandits on his way from Kaduna to Katsina for the monthly biometric clearance.
“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.
“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.
“Unfortunately, two of the passengers, including the Corps Member, lost their lives in the auto crash. 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.”