Eggon/Alago Clash: NYSC Evacuates Corps Members

NYSC-DG--360x225The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has evacuated corps members serving in areas affected by the recent communal crisis in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, an official has said.

Mrs Olabanji Bolanle, the Coordinator of the scheme in the state, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia that the affected corps members were now taking refuge at the various NYSC lodges in Lafia, the state capital.

Bolanle said that the corps members would remain in such lodges until the restoration of normalcy in the affected areas.

“There is, however, no palliative measure in place for them to cushion the difficulty associated with their new environment, having hurriedly left their places of abode without any thing on them,” she said.

The coordinator also ruled out the possibility of re-deploying the corps members to relatively more peaceful areas, but assured them of safety in their temporary places of abode.

It will be recalled that the state police command had confirmed three persons killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed in the mayhem. (NAN)

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