RE: NEARLY 200 NYSC MEMBERS MURDERED ACROSS THE NORTH-EAST THIS YEAR AS KIDNAPPING ESCALATES
The attention of Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a fake story with the above caption circulating on the social media, alluding that 189 Corps Members have been murdered in Zamfara and Kaduna States, while 376 others were abducted across the Northeast within the year.
Management wishes to state that discernible minds know that the story is a figment of the writer’s imagination, as nothing of such happened.
Pointedly, no Corps Member was murdered by bandits this year in the said States, neither was any abducted in the geo-political region as unscrupulously written.
It is imperative to restate that balanced reportage is the hallmark of good journalism. The integrity of information pushed to the public domain should never be in doubt.
The Scheme is always open to enquiries, in order to guard against feeding the public with inaccurate, or completely false information.
The National Youth Service Corps hereby reassures the general public that it will continue to work in concert with security agencies in order to ensure the safety of Corps Members across the nation.