Gloria Ogbu


Gunmen have reportedly killed a 28-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Samailu Awudu at Yolde Pate corpers’ lodge in Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa State.

According to report, he was inflicted with life-threatening wounds by the assailants and gave up the ghost at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC).

A corps member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the killers were more than five in number. He noted that when the assailants came, they locked up all the doors of the other corps members before going to Samaila’s room.

In his words: “They used an axe to cut him and thought he was already dead. Since all the other corps members were locked up in their rooms, there was no way for anyone to come to Samaila’s aide. Maybe they were hired killers we don’t know. Right now, we are all living in fears,” the corps member said.

The Adamawa state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Jingi Dennis, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation is ongoing to unravel the killers.

He described the death of Awudu as “a huge loss not only to Taraba State but the whole nation. It’s very sad.”

He also stated that NYSC authorities, the state government and the police are doing everything possible to unravel the mystery and to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to book.