The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has confirmed that an NYSC corp member was shot dead during the March 18, election re-run in Rivers State.
In a statement signed by Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, NYSC Director of Press, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, it was confirmed that Okonta Samuel, an orphan, was shot dead by gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government area of the state.
Describing the act as primitive, barbaric and ungodly, the statement also revaled that NYSC would work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the act were caught and made to face the full wrath of the law.
Urging Nigerians to condmen the act, the statement described Samuel’s death as a great loss not only to his immediate family but also the NYSC family and the nation.
It also prayed that the God almighty grants him eternal rest and give the family and the nation the fortitude to bear the loss.