Two Abducted Corps Members from Akwa Ibom Regain Freedom, Efforts Underway for Others - NYSC
The NYSC's Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, conveyed in a statement on Thursday that the Nigerian Army played a crucial role in securing the release of a male and female abductee.
In a recent update, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) reported that two prospective corps members from Akwa Ibom State, who were abducted in Zamfara State while en route to the orientation camp in Sokoto State, have regained their freedom. This development comes after the initial report on December 4, which highlighted the abduction of eight graduates on the same journey, with four months passing without their release.
The NYSC's Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, conveyed in a statement on Thursday that the Nigerian Army played a crucial role in securing the release of a male and female abductee. Additionally, efforts are actively underway to secure the safe release of the remaining four prospective corps members and the driver who was also kidnapped during the incident.
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The NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Yush’au Ahmed, reassured the public, especially the parents of the remaining abductees, of the scheme's commitment to their release unhurt. Megwa expressed appreciation for the overwhelming support received from the Nigerian Army, underscoring their concerted efforts to address the situation.
Megwa reiterated the NYSC's dedication to fulfilling its mandate under the law, emphasizing the organization's determination to remain resolute in fostering national unity and integration. As the story continues to unfold, the NYSC management and security agencies vow to explore every available strategy to ensure the safe release of the remaining abducted prospective corps members.