NYSC Instructs Corps Members to Seek Shelter with Security Agencies During Night Travel
“We have given them all the necessary security tips at the orientation camp. The priority is that they must not travel in the night,” NYSC Spokesperson
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a directive to all security agencies in the country, requesting them to provide shelter for corps members who find themselves stranded on the road at night. This information was disclosed by Eddy Megwa, the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, during an appearance on the Sunrise Daily programme on Channels TV.
Megwa emphasized the risks associated with night travel for corps members and stated that the NYSC has provided them with security tips. “We have given them all the necessary security tips at the orientation camp… The priority is that they must not travel in the night,” he said. He further added that any corps member seeking to spend the night at a security organization would be accorded all the rights and privileges necessary for their safety.
The NYSC spokesperson also revealed that four out of the eight corps members who were abducted in Zamfara are yet to be rescued, but efforts are ongoing to ensure their safe return. Two of the corps members have regained their freedom after spending about 90 days with terrorists.
The NYSC has blamed the abducted corps members for their predicament, stating that they ignored the organization’s warning against traveling after 6 p.m. Megwa suggested that the corps members might not have been abducted if they had adhered to the NYSC’s warning.