Mrs. Mary Chikzie, the Ekiti Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, debunked reports that a kidnapper had killed a corps member in the state on Wednesday.
In her statement, Mrs. Chukezie confirmed that the person killed at the attack was not a serving NYSC Ekiti State Corps Member, as many have reported.
News outlets had earlier reported that suspected kidnappers abducted two others, including a Nigerian born retired U.S. army officer in Ijan-Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state.
Mrs. Chukezie’s statement read: “It was reported that a serving corp member was killed at a palm oil producing factory in Ijan-Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Area, Ekiti by assailants who came to kidnap one Mr Jide Ijadare.”
“Consequent upon the above, I wish to inform the general public that no corps member is presently serving at the said factory, hence no corps member was gunned down.”
She further added that the NYSC scheme places a priority on the security and welfare of corps members.