- Adebayo Mukaila, a member of the National Youth Service Corps in Osun, has been killed
- The corps member was attacked and killed in his shops while his money and wares were carted away
- The NYSC coordinator in the state confirmed the incident, adding that arrangements for autopsy and burial had been made
Tragedy struck in Osun state on Tuesday, January 28, as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), serving in the state, Adebayo Mukaila, was killed by armed robbers.
Adegoke Ayodele Adewale who is the NYSC coordinator in the state confirmed the incident, describing it as a sad occurrence.
He added that the police and the authorities of the NYSC had been informed and arrangements for autopsy and burial had been made.
Daily Trust reports that Mukaila was shot dead by two armed robbers who attacked him in his shop in Osogbo, the state capital.
The deceased corps member who was selling recharge cards owned a container shop at Omo-West street near the NYSC Secretariat.
According to residents of the area, Mukaila was robbed after closing his shop around 11pm on Tuesday.
Mukaila's recharge cards and money were stolen after he was killed by the robbers.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a corps member from Kogi state, Bolufemi Princess Motunrayo, committed suicide.
She was reported to have died after drinking two bottles of sniper, a dangerous insecticide common in the country.
The lady, who hailed from Ijumu in Kogi state, was also a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba.
She was said to have committed suicide on Friday, January 10, leaving behind a suicide note, saying “life is not worth Living”.
Meanwhile, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has finally cleared the air on the fixed amount for the monthly allowance for members of the scheme.
Speaking at his recent visit to Bauchi, Ibrahim said that the federal government has approved N33,000 as the new allowance for NYSC members.
The NYSC boss said that the upward review of the stipend is in line with the new minimum wage approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
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