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Election: No Youth Corps Member Killed In Gombe Boko Haram Attack

nysc-coppersThe management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made it clear that no corps member was killed on election duty in the recent attacks by insurgents in Gombe State.
A statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the NYSC secretariat, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the report of the death of two youth corps members in the attack was false.
The statement debunked the recent media report, saying that it was not only misleading but unfounded, adding: “Management categorically wants to state that no corps member in Gombe died in the said attack by suspected insurgents.
“The two names carried in the report as corps members who lost their lives were INEC’s ad-hoc staff and not corps members as reported.”
The statement said that the management of the NYSC, however, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the said attack.
It restated the commitment of NYSC management to the security and safety of all corps members nationwide including those on election duty.
It would be recalled that two INEC ad-hoc staff were reported killed in an attack by suspected insurgents in Gombe last Saturday.
There were over 130, 000 corps members that were expected to participate in the 2015 general elections across the country.

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