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Increased Deaths of NYSC Members Worrisome

Within Thursday, December 1, and Friday, December 2, there have been reports regarding deaths of two National Youth Corps members. The co-incidence as many would call it is one that has stirred great debates regarding the importance of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).
1. Ukeme Asuquo

A first class graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo, identifeid as Ukeme Asuquo , died at the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) camp in Zamfara state.
It was gathered that Ukeme passed away on Thursday, December 1, after suffering from Diarrhea. According to his friend, Victor Jerry Emah, Ukeme never wanted to go for service in Zamfara and was destabilized the moment he received his call-up letter.
2. Ifedolapo Oladepodolapo
Ifedolapo Oladepo, was recently reported dead at the NYSC orientation camp in Kano, due to negligence after they thought she was faking sickness to avoid parade.
The first class Transport Management graduate of the Ladoke Akintola university of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, was buried yesterday, December 1, in her hometown in Osogbo, Osun state.
4. Miss Chiyerum Elechi
She was a newly deployed female corps member and she died at her place of deployment in Bayelsa. Chiyerum is said to have bleed profusely from her orifices before finally dying at the orientation camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokoma local government area of the state.
This Day reports that the deceased was confirmed dead in a hospital in Yenagoa Wednesday, November 30, after she reported to the camp with an ailment that made her to bleed and vomit blood from the openings in her body.
5. 3. Okonta Samuel
Okonta Samuel, with call-up number RV/15B/5539, was serving in Rivers state and he died while helping to facilitate the election re-run.
A statement by the NYSC said Samuel, who served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area.

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