Corps (NYSC) who are currently serving in Taraba State on Saturday drowned in
River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area of the state.
who confirmed the death of nine out of the 22 corps members who were swimming
in River Mayo-Selbe, said seven bodies have so far been recovered from the
a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident
river, there was sudden upsurge in the volume of water, which carried them
two remaining is still in progress,” Missal said.
the incident, which she described as “most unfortunate.”
while the search for the other two bodies was still ongoing by the locals in
collaboration with security agencies and the NYSC.
of all the corps members involved in the accident and make such information
members drowned in Gashaka yesterday.
relevant persons to recover the rest of the bodies and to identify them.
Taraba State is already thrown into deep mourning,” she said.
Taofeek, a member of the NYSC who just passed out from service, drowned in
Nembe River in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
from Osun State, went to the Ogbolomabiri jetty to take pictures of the
waterside as part of his fun memories during his service.
completing a skill acquisition training on tailoring, which he started for
self-development, before his demise.
certificate on tailoring two days before the unfortunate incident.
bought crayfish from my neighbour in preparation to return home joyfully.
Unfortunately, he accompanied his colleagues to a waterfront (Jetty).
possibly with the aim of uploading on Facebook or to show his people when he
gets home on how he had safely ended his service in the riverine area.