One of the NYSC members who was kidnapped in Zamfara State while traveling from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State to Sokoto State has been freed, according to Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The kidnappers still hold the other seven captive.
The NYSC Director General told reporters at a stakeholder engagement event on Wednesday in Abuja that the kidnapping took place at night.
He consequently made a sincere appeal to state governments to guarantee the security of Corps members; he asked that they demand that their journeys conclude before 6 pm.
Furthermore, he urged them to spend the night in NYSC lodges, military installations, or other designated secure locations, resuming their journeys in the morning.
Additionally, General Ahmed mentioned that efforts were underway to provide palliatives to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal on Corps members.
He noted that various states had already initiated their own palliative measures to support the young individuals during these challenging times.
This is coming two days after multiple award-winning journalist from Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ibanga Isine, has raised the alarm over the silence of the National Youth Service Corps since the abduction of eight of its members in Zamfara State.
The corps members were en route to Sokoto for their national assignment about 27 days ago.