Yush’au Ahmed, the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says efforts are ongoing to secure the release of the remaining five prospective corps members abducted in Zamfara.


NAN reports that Ahmed spoke during an interactive session with the house of representatives committee on youth development on Thursday in Abuja.

He said of the eight prospective corps members abducted in August 2023 on their way to the orientation camp in Sokoto state, three had been released.

The DG said all relevant security agencies are working in synergy with the traditional and religious leaders to secure the release of the five.


“We are making efforts to see that we get the children out of captivity. From all the signs we are receiving, we are hopeful we will get them as soon as possible,” he said.

Ahmed said the released corps members had been redeployed to the FCT and given proper medical attention.

The DG advised against traveling at night, saying it is against the safety tips given to all corps and prospective members.


He urged strict adherence to all the safety tips issued by the scheme to prevent future occurrences.

The committee resolved that the management of NYSC should visit the families of the victims and brief them on the efforts so far made.

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