he National Youth Service Corps on Monday confirmed the killing of a corps member, Okonta Samuel, during the Rivers State re-run elections held on March 19.
This was contained in a statement signed by Bose Aderibigbe, the NYSC Director of Press, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
The statement said the deceased, who was an orphan, was shot dead by gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state.
The statement described the act as primitive, barbaric and ungodly, urging all well-meaning Nigerians to condemn it.
The statement said NYSC would work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the act were caught and made to face the full wrath of the law.
According to the statement, Samuel’s death is a great loss not only to his immediate family but also the NYSC family and the nation.
The NYSC prayed that the Almighty God grants him eternal rest and give the family and the nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The statement said two other corps members who were with the deceased at the time of the incident had escaped through the help of security agents.
It said another corps member, Anana Udoetor, who was earlier reported missing, had been found and was hale and hearty.