No Corps Member Shot In Yenagoa – NYSC

The NYSC management stated that the state's Commissioner of Police confirmed that no corps member was involved in the shooting
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No Corps Member Shot In Yenagoa - NYSC
File photo: NYSC members at a parade ground

The National Youths Service Corps has denied reports making round that a corps member was shot by a Police Officer in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.

The police officer was said to have opened fire on a commercial bus driver belonging to Peace Mass transit, instantly killing its driver and one other passenger said to be a corps member.

However, a statement issued by the NYSC spokesperson, Mrs on Wednesday in Abuja, said none of its corps members was a victim of the shooting.

“The Management of the National Youth Service Corps, Bayelsa State, wishes to inform the public that contrary to reports making the rounds that a Corps Member was among the victims of a shooting incident that occurred in Yenagoa, on Monday, 6th January 2020, nothing of such happened to any serving Corps Member in the State,”

It disclosed that a visit to the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police by the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Lizzy Ojugo also indicated the same.

“Gratifyingly, a similar visit to the Federal Medical Centre ( FMC), Yenagoa by the State Coordinator to personally see the victims for proper identification further validated our position,”

To this end, the scheme urged the public, particularly NYSC stakeholders to disregard the report, stressing that it would continue to prioritize the safety of its corps members.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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