The National Youth Service Corps has announced the death of a corps member, Okonta Samuel with call-up number RV/15B/5539, during the re-run elections in Rivers State which held over the weekend.
In a statement released by the management of NYSC, Samuel, who served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area on Saturday March 19th. The statement reads;
“The murder of this patriotic young man, who was an orphan, is primitive, barbaric, and ungodly; and should be strongly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians. The NYSC shall work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous act are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law. We consider Okonta Samuel’s death as a great loss, not only to his immediate family, but also to all of us in the NYSC family and the entire nation. May the Almighty God grant him eternal rest, and give his immediate family and the rest of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Meanwhile, two other Corps members that were with the deceased at the time of the incident escaped from the scene through the help of security agents. We also wish to inform that another Corps member, Anana Aniekan Udoetor (RV/15B/5537), who was earlier reported missing, has been found and is hale and hearty.”