NYSC declares 3-day mourning for drowned corps members
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed sadness over the death of nine Corps Members who drowned in the River Mayo-Selbe, near the Gashaka falls in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State.
A statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said the corps members had on Saturday, August 4, left their places of primary assignment and embarked on a picnic at the site before the unfortunate incident.
She said seven bodies have been recovered from the river by local divers and security agents, while search for the remaining two missing corps members was ongoing.
Adeyemi said the NYSC has declared three-day mourning in honour of the departed corps members, which begins from Monday, August 6 during which the NYSC flags nationwide would fly half-mast.
“Our prayers and condolences are with the families and the scheme covets your prayers at this moment,” she said.