The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has secured the release of another female prospective corps member (PCM) and driver who were abducted in Zamfara. 


Last August, eight graduates travelling to Sokoto for the NYSC orientation camp were kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The graduates were travelling at night to their designated orientation camp when the gunmen waylaid their vehicle on the outskirts of Zamfara.

In a statement via X, Eddy Megwa, the director of press at the NYSC headquarters, said the corps member and the driver were released through the “combined efforts of NYSC and the military”.


The statement added that five of the eight kidnapped victims have now been released between September last year and February.

“The NYSC Management and the military have secured the release of another female Prospective Corps Member, including the driver of the bus kidnapped in Zamfara State on their way to NYSC Camp in Sokoto State last year,” the statement reads.

“This brings the total number of Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) already released to five, while efforts are still ongoing to ensure that the remaining three (one female and two male) still in captivity regain their freedom soonest.”


Megwa assured that the scheme will secure the release of the remaining victims.

“As corps members and prospective ones alike are admonished by management to always prioritise their security,” he added.

“The scheme shall never shirk its responsibility of upholding the security and welfare of corps embers at all times.”


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