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Rivers Rerun NYSC confirms killing of corps member

The deceased, an orphan, was said to have been shot dead by gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government area of the state.

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has  confirmed the killing of a corps member, Okonta Samuel, during the Rivers State re-run elections held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, March 21.

According to the statement, the deceased, an orphan, was shot dead by gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government area of the state.

Aderibigbe described the act as primitive, barbaric and ungodly, urging all well-meaning Nigerians to condemn it.

The NYSC said it will work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the act are caught and made to face the full wrath of the law.

Samuel’s death is a great loss not only to his immediate family but also the NYSC family and the nation, the statement said.

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It was learnt that the two other corps members who were with the deceased at the time of the incident had escaped through the help of security agents.

Similarly, another corps member, Anana Udoetor, who was earlier reported missing has been found alive and well.

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