NYSC visits Family of Corps Member Killed in Election Violence

Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi

The National Youth Service Corps has assured the family of the corps member, Samuel Okonta, killed during the Rivers State rerun elections which held last weekend, of its support.

In a statement issued on Friday by its spokesperson, Abosede Aderibigbe, the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, gave the assurance during condolence visits to the deceased’s family and the palace of the Ogbelani of Illah town in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi Akazue Gbemudu II.

He implored political leaders, traditional rulers and other opinion leaders to protect corps members posted to their communities and thanked the people of Illah for the warm reception accorded him and his entourage even in their state of grief.

While expressing his sympathy to the family of the deceased, Olawumi stated that the corps member died “while contributing towards fostering a credible electoral process and to the development of his fatherland” and added that steps were being taken to bring his killers to book.


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