Sun. Sep 20th, 2020



NYSC recorded no casualty in the shooting by policeman, Bayelsa Coordinator Discloses

The National Youth Service Corps in Bayelsa state has said on Tuesday that the scheme did not record any casualty in the shooting of a commercial bus driver and another individual by a policeman in Yenagoa.

Recall that a mobile policeman on Monday evening shot a driver with Peace Mass Transit and one person at Ekeki in Yenagoa.

In a statement by the Coordinator of NYSC in the state, Mrs Elizabeth Ojugo, she stated that no corps member in the state was involved, contrary to the report in a section of the media that a corps member was shot.

“We wish to inform the public that contrary to reports that a corps member was among the victims of the shooting in Yenagoa on Monday, nothing of such happened to any corps member serving in the state.

“It is pertinent to state that a visit to the Commissioner of Police by the NYSC state coordinator to find out the true identity of the victims indicated that no corps member was involved.

“A similar visit by the coordinator to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, where the victims were receiving treatment, also showed that no corps member was among.

“Accordingly, the public, particularly NYSC stakeholders, should disregard the phantom story in its entirety as it is very misleading,” the statement added.

The management of the scheme in Bayelsa assured NYSC stakeholders that it shall continue to ensure the security of the lives and property of corps members in the state.

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