NYSC denies reports corps members were slaughtered on their way to KadunaAugust 7, 2021
The management of the Nigerian Youth Service Corps NYSC has denied social media reports that prospective corps members who were on their way to the Kaduna state orientation camp were slaughtered by assailants.
The scheme said indeed five corp members traveling to the state’s orientation camp were involved in an accident in which they all died but no other corp members was attacked while going to the camp.
The statement from the scheme reads;
”ALL CORPS MEMBERS GOING TO KADUNA SLAUGHTERED ON THEIR WAY
Management of the National Youth Service Corps hereby debunks the fake story with the above headline making the rounds in the social media.
Management wishes to emphatically state that no Prospective Corps Members were slaughtered on their way to NYSC Orientation Camp, Kaduna State as reported.
Indeed, the Nation lost five Prospective Corps Members travelling to the Orientation camps in a ghastly motor accident on Abuja/Kwali Road last Wednesday, at about 2:00am in the morning.
The remains of the national heroes and heroine were flown to their respective home States yesterday, preparatory for burial. The unfortunate incident is a great loss to their families and the Nation. May their souls rest in peace.
Regrettably, some people have twisted the sad story of the autocrash, by making allusion that the Prospective Corps Members were slaughtered.
The purpose of this ungodly act is to cause panic and disaffection among the citizenry, which is highly mischievous and leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
The general public is hereby advised to disregard the story as the said incident never happened, but a figment of the writer’s imagination.
Management wishes to implore the purveyors of this fake news and others to have a rethink.
It behoves us to work individually, collectively and in concert to build a great Nation that we shall all be proud to bequeath posterity. This cannot be achieved by wilful spread of fake news.
The Scheme on its part shall continue to be alive to its responsibilities not only to Corps Members, but the entire citizenry as well.