the Management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has sympathised with the family of a Corps member, Okonta Dumebi Samuel (RV/15B/5539) who died in the re-run elections held in Rivers State on Saturday.
Corps member Okonta Samuel, who until his demise served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by some unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area.
The NYSC in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by theDirector Public Relations, Abosede Aderibigbe said the murder of the patriotic young man, who was an orphan, is
primitive, barbaric, and ungodly; and should be strongly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.
The statement said the NYSC will work with relevant agencies to ensure that theperpetrators of this heinous act are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“We consider Okonta Samuel’s death as a great loss, not only to his immediate family, but also to all of us in the NYSC family and the entire nation”
“May the Almighty God grant him eternal rest, and give his immediate family and the rest of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.
The statement added that the other two Corps members that were with the deceased at the time of the incident escaped from the scene through the help of security agents.
“We also wish to inform that another Corps member Anana Aniekan Udoetor (RV/15B/5537), who was earlier reported missing, has been found and is hale and hearty,” the statement said.