- A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been shot dead by suspected armed bandits
- The corps member identified as Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf was hit by a stray bullet along Jere-Abuja highway
- Yusuf's death was confirmed by the NYSC director of press and public relations in a statement
A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member identified as Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf was killed along Jere-Abuja highway, a report by Channels TV has stated.
The death of the corps member was confirmed in a statement issued by NYSC director of press and public relations, Adenike Adeyemi, on Wednesday, December 23.
According to Adeyemi, 17 corps members who had just completed the 2020 Batch “B” Stream 1B Orientation programme at the camp in Ede, Osun state were attacked by a gang of suspected armed robbers who stormed the expressway.
The gunmen were shooting sporadically at the vehicle conveying the corps members, unfortunately, one of the bullets hit Yusuf.
They were travelling to the northern part of the country after the completion of three weeks orientation course before the tragic incident occurred.
The director of press and public relations went on to debunk the rumour making the rounds that 16 corps members travelling from Osun state were abducted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that not fewer than 12 persons lost their lives in a fatal road crash that occurred at kilometre 26 along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Twenty-five others were also injured in the auto crash and are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
Some livestock also perished in the ugly incident which has been confirmed by Samuel Aruwa, Kaduna state's commissioner of internal security and home affairs.
In a related development, a tragedy occurred in Asaba, Delta state capital on Tuesday, December 22, when a stray bullet fired by security operatives killed a woman by the roadside.
The officer who fired the gun was attached to the newly inaugurated security Operation Delta Hawk in the state.
Eyewitnesses narrated that the operatives had shot at two young men in a vehicle who refused to stop for checks. The bullet was said to have hit the woman selling at a corner of the road, killing her on the spot.
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