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3 Corps Members Dies In Nasarawa, One During Childbirth 

No fewer than three members of the National Youths Service Corps, serving in the Assakio area of the Lafia East Development Area , Nasarawa State , have been confirmed dead .

While two of the deceased – Oguntola Wasiu – Babatunde and Danjuma Jamil-Salihu – drowned in a swimming pool , their female counterpart , Memuna Ahmad -Yarwa , died from complications during a child birth .

The woman was a Batch B, Stream II female corps member posted to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital , Lafia . Wasiu -Babatunde with code number , NS 16 B4044 hailed from Ogun State , while Jamil -Salihu with code number NS 16 B 0175 was an indigene of Kwara State .

It was learnt that the duo , whose bodies were found floating on the bank of Assakio River area on Sunday, were not skilled in swimming .

Investigation by our correspondent indicated that the river had claimed several lives of indigenous farmers in the area over the years .

The state Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps , Mrs . Zainab Isah , said , “I received the shocking news from the Assistant Commissioner of Police in the state . He said two corps members drowned in the Assakio River .”

While expressing sadness over the incident , she , however , prayed that God would grant them internal rest and give their parents the fortitude to bear the loss .


The female corps member was said to have been buried according to the Islamic rites , while the corpses of the male victims had been deposited in a morgue .

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