NYSC secures release of corp members kidnapped in Zamfara

The National Youth Service Corps has secured the release of two female prospective corps members kidnapped in Zamfara State on their way to the Orientation Camp in Sokoto State.

The Army had secured the release of two victims.

A statement by NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, said efforts are ‘on to ensure the safe release of the remaining four prospective corps members’.

Seven prospective corps members from Akwa Ibom State were abducted on August 17 in Zamfara State on their way to the camp. The kidnappers demanded N200 million.

The statement reads: “The NYSC Director General, Brig.-Gen. Y.D Ahmed reassures the public, especially parents of the remaining four victims, that we would explore every available strategy to ensure they are released unhurt and reunited with their families.

“Management also appreciates the overwhelming support from the Army in its concerted efforts towards securing the release of the victims. The Scheme will always remain resolute in its statutory responsibility of fostering national unity and integration.”

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