NYSC confirms abduction of corps member by Boko Haram

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Borno state Monday confirmed the abduction of a male corps member, Mr Abraham Amuta, by Boko Haram insurgents.

The Borno State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Rabiu Aminu made the confirmation to newsmen in Maiduguri.

Aminu said the corps member was abducted along with a pastor who is with the Living Faith Church, Maiduguri identified as Mr. Oyeleke, in an attack suspected to have been coordinates by the Boko haram insurgents against motorists along Maiduguri–Damboa-Chibok road on April 10, 2019.

He added that the corps member with Registration Number: BO18b/067; was deployed to Borno state Council of Arts and Culture in Maiduguri for his service year.

The coordinator however regretted that the NYSC corps member was abducted while travelling together with his pastor and other members of the church.

“The church claimed that the corps member was abducted alongside his pastor.

“NYSC deploys corps members to only four of the 27 local government areas in the state.

“The councils are Jere, Bayo, Biu and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC).

“For any corps member to travel he has to apply through proper channel and this involves formal request from his employer, through the zonal inspector and channel to the state coordinator, where we look at it, endorse or approve the request.

“It was unfortunate that the said corps member travelled on his own. We have been having sleepless night over the issue, because he is under our custody.

“We visited the Church, and the Commissioner of Police called us on Friday over the incident and assured us of their total support to address the situation,” Aminu said.

Aminu however sympathised with families of the abducted corps member and called on Nigerians to pray for his release from the Boko haram insurgents’ captivity.

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