Remains Of 9 Drowned NYSC Corps Members Conveyed To Their Various States For Burial
The remains of the nine serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to Taraba State who drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area of the state have been conveyed to their various states for burial.
Before the corpses were transported back to their various states and families, a cross section of Corps members converged at the Specialist Hospital, Jalingo, the state capital, to pay their last respect to their departed colleagues.
“We came to taraba state together with the intention of going together but death took nine of you away from us. They obeyed the call to serve their fathers land not knowing that death was also calling. The news your drowning brought great shock to us. Death you have done your worst to us. Their families bid them fare well to serve their fathers land, now they are being brought home in lifeless state. To their families, may God grant you the grace to bear the lost and to our falling hero’s, may your souls find peace with God.”
It was gathered that the corps members were on a swimming expedition in River Mayo-Selbe, a major tributary of the Benue River, when a water surge from a nearby mountain collapsed on them and swept nine of them into the massive river.
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