The National Youth Service Corps has announced the death of a corps member, Okonta Samuel, (pictured above) with call-up number RV/15B/5539, during the re-run elections in Rivers State which held over the weekend. A statement by the management of NYSC, says that Samuel, who served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area on Saturday March 19th. The statement reads in part ;
“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”.