The National Youth Service Corps yesterday confirmed the death of a corps member, Okonta Samuel with call-up number RV/15B/5539, during the re-run elections in Rivers State .
NYSC said that Samuel, who was serving at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by an unidentified gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area on Saturday the 19th day of March 2016. This is part of the statement below:
“The murder of this patriotic young man, who was an orphan, is primitive, barbaric, and ungodly; and should be strongly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.
The NYSC shall work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous act are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
We consider Okonta Samuel’s death as a great loss, not only to his immediate family, but also to all of us in the NYSC family and the entire nation”.