In a recent update, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has revealed that its Director General, Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, is collaborating closely with the Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Services, and a military brigade. Their collective efforts are aimed at ensuring the safe and swift release of eight corps members who were abducted in Zamfara State this past Saturday.
The NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, officially shared this crucial development on Wednesday.
Amidst the unfolding situation in Zamfara State, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, has reportedly positioned himself in the region. The NYSC, in close coordination with the Nigeria Police Force, the military brigade, and the Department of State Services (DSS), is actively engaged in efforts to secure the release of eight corps members who were tragically abducted by unknown gunmen.
These corps members were taken captive while traveling along a highway in Zamfara on Saturday. The victims were en route from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, to Sokoto State within an AKTC bus, as part of their journey to participate in the mandatory national service.
The corps members had embarked on their journey with the intention of addressing fundamental social challenges like education, healthcare enhancement, and essential support, all of which could greatly benefit the people of Zamfara.
In a recent development, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), a prominent rights group, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday. The group directed their appeal towards the kidnappers responsible for holding the corps members captive. HURIWA urged the abductors to release the individuals, highlighting that their purpose for being in Zamfara was rooted in the noble intent of assisting rural communities.
Furthermore, HURIWA extended its call to action to both the Zamfara government and its populace. The organization implored them to collaborate with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to establish a robust partnership that ensures the security and well-being of the corps members who have been assigned to the state.