While travelling from Akwa Ibom State to Sokoto State’s orientation camp, two female prospective corps members were abducted in Zamfara State. The National Youth Service Corps was able to arrange their release.
Two victims had been freed by the Army.
Efforts are on to guarantee the safe release of the remaining four potential corps members, according to a statement issued by Eddy Megwa, the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations.
While travelling to the camp in Zamfara State on August 17, seven individuals from Akwa Ibom State who were planning to join the corps, together with their driver, were abducted. It was N200 million that the kidnappers wanted.
The statement claims that the NYSC Director General, Brig.Gen. Y.D. Ahmed, wants the public to know that they would do everything in their power to get the remaining four victims out of there safely and back to their families as soon as possible.
“The Army’s tremendous help in its coordinated efforts to secure the victims’ release is also much appreciated by management. The Scheme’s commitment to its constitutional mandate to promote national harmony and integration shall never waver.