Zamfara Kidnap: NYSC Announces Rescue of Another Kidnapped Corps Member

NYSC’s Director of Information and Public Relations disclosed that out of the 8 corps members kidnapped, seven have been safely rescued and there are ongoing efforts to secure the release of the remaining male corps member still in captivity.

Zamfara Kidnap: NYSC Announces Rescue of Another Kidnapped Corps Member

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed the rescue of another Prospective Corps Member who was kidnapped in Zamfara State in August of the previous year.

This announcement was made in a statement signed by the NYSC’s Director of Information and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa.

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In a statement issued by Mr. Eddy Megwa, the NYSC’s Director of Information and Public Relations, it was disclosed that out of the 8 corps members kidnapped, seven have been safely rescued. There are ongoing efforts to secure the release of the remaining male corps member still in captivity.

The statement revealed that, “A combined effort of the security agencies led by the Officers and men of 2 Battalion under I Division of Nigeria Army, Kaduna have led to the rescue of one of the remaining two Prospective Corps Members kidnapped in Zamfara in August last year. With this, a total of seven (7) out of the eight Corps Members have been rescued. Efforts are still on-going to secure the safe release of the remaining male Prospective Corps Member who is still in custody of the kidnappers.”

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In response to the rescue operation, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for their relentless efforts in ensuring the safe return of the kidnapped individuals. He voiced confidence in the imminent rescue of the remaining Corps Member.

Additionally, the Director General advised both prospective and serving Corps Members toavoid night journeys and to always be security conscious.

The rescued Corps Member was part of a group of eight recent graduates from Akwa Ibom State who were abducted while en route to the NYSC orientation camp in Sokoto State for the mandatory national youth service program.