Adebiyi Adedapo in Abuja

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the death of a Corps member, Okonta Dumebi Samuel, with (RV/15B/5539), who died during the re-run elections held in Rivers State at the weekend.

According to a statement from NYSC, Okonta, who, until his demise, served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by some unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area.

“The murder of this patriotic young man, who was an orphan, is primitive, barbaric, and ungodly; and should be strongly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians,” the statement said.

NYSC however vowed to ensure that Okonta’s killers did not go unpunished.

“The NYSC shall work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous act are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law. We consider Okonta Samuel’s death as a great loss, not only to his immediate family, but also to all of us in the NYSC family and the entire nation. May the Almighty God grant him eternal rest, and give his immediate family and the rest of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”