Taraba Motor Accident: One corps member dead, 19 injured


Three weeks after a mandatory orientation course, Taraba state Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Florence Yaakugh, has confirmed that a member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Taraba has died, and not less than nineteen others have been injured in a motor accident.

The injured victims have been admitted to the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo, the state capital.

“It was a minibus that had a head-on collision with a Toyota Hiace bus conveying the corps members to Sarduna Local Government Area of the state for their primary assignments” Yaakugh said.

“The accident, according to some eyewitnesses, occurred when the minibus was attempting to overtake two trailers at a time, but could not make it leading to the accident.”

Yaakugh explained that the incident occurred after the, at a location just less than a kilometre away from the orientation camp.

“Right now, am preparing for the burial of one of the corps members who passed on yesterday (Monday); all others have been discharged from the hospital except five who are still receiving treatment at the FMC Jalingo,” the NYSC coordinator disclosed.

She added, “It is not an easy moment for me and the entire NYSC in Taraba State.”

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