Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sadden! Not Less Than 9 Corps Members died in Taraba State River



Nine corps members who are presently serving in Taraba State on Saturday drown in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area. 

Taraba State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, who affirmed the demise of nine out of the 22 corps members who were swimming in River Mayo-Selbe said seven corpses have so far been recouped from the event. 

"Data accessible uncovered that 22 youth corps members hosted gone on a cookout get-together in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the occurrence happened 

"We were made to comprehend that while they were swimming in the waterway, there was sudden upsurge in the volume of water, which diverted them. 

"Nine of them drown, while others figured out how to get away. 

"We have so far recouped seven corpses, while the search for the two residual corpses is still in advance," Missal said. 

State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, additionally affirmed the event, which she depicted as "generally tragic." 

Yaakugh likewise affirmed that seven bodies have been recouped, while the scan for the other two bodies was all the while continuous by local people in a joint effort with security organizations and the NYSC. 

"It's an extremely dismal improvement and we would before long have the personality of the considerable number of corps members associated with the mischance and make such data known fittingly. 

"We have extremely scrappy data showing that around nine of our corps members drowned in Gashaka yesterday. 

"Up until this point, seven bodies have been recouped and we are working with pertinent people to recuperate whatever remains of the bodies and to identify them. 

"This is an extremely pitiful improvement and the whole NYSC family in Taraba State is as of now tossed into profound grieving," she said.

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