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Gone Too Soon NYSC member who died in Zamfara State buried amidst tears

A 1st class graduate of Petroleum Engineering who died in an NYSC orientation camp has been buried amidst tears.

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The late Ukeme Asuquo has been laid to rest in his hometown play

The late Ukeme Asuquo has been laid to rest in his hometown


It was a tearful day for the family of a 1st class graduate, Ukeme Monday Asuquo, who died on Thursday, December 1, 2016, while serving the nation in Zamfara State, was laid to rest at his family compound.

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The deceased who was a graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was committed to mother earth at Ikot Udo Oto village in Etinan Local Government Area of the state.

Before his death due to complications from diarrhoea at the orientation camp National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara.

The funeral service for the deceased was attended by engineering students of the University of Uyo, the Transition Committee of Etinan LGA, Cletus Ekpo, the member Representing Etinan State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Hon. Barr. Aniefiok Dennis, the Chairman, NYSC members in Etinan and state representatives, family members and relations of the late corps member could not hold back tears as they eulogised his virtues.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of Asuquo and two other corps members, Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi and Ifedolapo Oladepo who died in the orientation camps in Bayelsa and Kano States respectively.

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