A member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) identified as Sulaiman Yusuf Bomoi has been shot dead by suspected armed bandits while travelling back home after the completion of his three weeks orientation course at the Ede Camp, Osun State.
The gunmen shot sporadically at the vehicle conveying the Corp member alongside sixteen of his colleagues along the Jere-Abuja expressway. Unfortunately, one if the stray bullets fell Bomai.
He is said to a graduate of English Language from the Federal University, Gashau in Yobe State.
The incident was confirmed in a statement published on the official Twitter page of NYSC few hours after the incident happened.
The statement reads;
Re: Bandits abduct Corps Members, shoot one to death (sic) along Abuja-Lokoja road
The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to the news with the above caption making the rounds concerning the death, and alleged abduction of some Corps Members travelling from Osun State by kidnappers.
The true position is that, indeed, 17 Corps Members that completed the 2020 Batch Batch “B” Stream 1B Orientation programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 boarded vehicles heading towards the northern part of the country.
Tragically, along Jere-Abuja Expressway, they were accosted by a gang of armed robbers whose sporadic gun shots unfortunately felled Corps Member Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf.
It is imperative to state that the 16 other Corps Members were never abducted.
The death of any Corps Member is a big loss, not just to his family, but to the Scheme and the entire nation at large.
Sadly, it is always the darkest moment in the life of the Scheme. Management wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Late Corps Member Yusuf and prays God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.
May the soul of Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf rest in peace.