Two corps members drown in Nasarawa …one dies during Childbirth

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NYSC Uncategorized  Two corps members drown in Nasarawa …one dies during Childbirth

No fewer than three members of the National Youths Service Corps, serving in the Assakio area of the Lafia East Development Area , Nasarawa State , have been confirmed dead .

While two of the deceased – Oguntola Wasiu – Babatunde and Danjuma Jamil-Salihu – drowned in a swimming pool , their female counterpart , Memuna Ahmad -Yarwa , died from complications during a child birth .

The woman was a Batch B, Stream II female corps member posted to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital , Lafia . Wasiu -Babatunde with code number , NS 16 B4044 hailed from Ogun State , while Jamil -Salihu with code number NS 16 B 0175 was an indigene of Kwara State .

It was learnt that the duo , whose bodies were found floating on the bank of Assakio River area on Sunday, were not skilled in swimming .
Investigation by our correspondent indicated that the river had claimed several lives of indigenous farmers in the area over the years .

The state Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps , Mrs . Zainab Isah , said , “I received the shocking news from the Assistant Commissioner of Police in the state . He said two corps members drowned in the Assakio River .”
While expressing sadness over the incident , she , however , prayed that God would grant them internal rest and give their parents the fortitude to bear the loss .

The female corps member was said to have been buried according to the Islamic rites , while the corpses of the male victims had been deposited in a morgue .

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