The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun has withdrawn some corps members posted to Osogbo High School because of threats to their lives from some pupils who belong to a cult group.
The Osun State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, who said this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists at the 2018 NYSC/Corps Employers workshop held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, disclosed that the school was also blacklisted.
He said the NYSC would not hesitate to withdraw corps members from any establishment or institution where they felt their safety was not guaranteed.
Asked if the NYSC was satisfied with the security of corps members posted to schools in Osun State, Attah said he had no reason to complain about their security.
But he added that those who served in Osogbo High School in 2017 were attacked by students suspected to be cultists while the institution was unable to guarantee their safety.
Attah also said the failure of the principal of the school to provide protection for corps members was responsible for the blacklisting of the school.
He said, “I have no reason to complain about the security of corps members in the state. The police and the Department of State Services are always trying. But in 2017, we had to withdraw all the corps members posted to Osogbo High School due to cultist attacks.
“We will not post corps members to the school again unless the school gives us a written guarantee that the lives of the corps members are safe. The NYSC will not post anybody to anywhere their lives are not safe.”