In line with a report by Sunday Punch, a minimum of 9 members of the National Youth Service Corps who’re at present serving in Taraba State on Saturday drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Native authorities Space.
Taraba State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, who confirmed the loss of life of 9 out of the 22 corps members who had been swimming in River Mayo-Selbe mentioned seven corpses have to this point been recovered from the incident.
“Data out there revealed that 22 youth corps members had gone on a picnic celebration in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident occurred.
“We had been made to grasp that whereas they had been swimming within the river, there was sudden upsurge within the quantity of water, which carried them away.
“9 of them drowned, whereas others managed to flee.
“Now we have to this point recovered seven corpses, whereas the seek for the 2 remaining corpses remains to be in progress,”Missal mentioned.
State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, additionally confirmed the incident, which she described as“most unfortunate.”
Yaakugh additionally confirmed that seven our bodies have been recovered, whereas the seek for the opposite two our bodies was nonetheless ongoing by the locals in collaboration with safety companies and the NYSC.
“It’s a really unhappy improvement and we’d quickly have the identification of all of the corps members concerned within the accident and make such data recognized appropriately.
“Now we have very sketchy data indicating that about 9 of our corps members drowned in Gashaka yesterday.
“To date, seven our bodies have been recovered and we’re working with related individuals to get better the remainder of the our bodies and to establish them.
“This can be a very unhappy improvement and the whole NYSC household in Taraba State is already thrown into deep mourning,”she mentioned.