The National Youth Service Corps on Saturday mourned a corps member, Eunice Igweike, said to have been killed while travelling to the NYSC orientation camp in Sagamu Ogun State.
Igweike, a 2022 Batch B corps member, graduated from the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State.
The NYSC Director (Press and Public Relations), Eddy Megwa, noted in a statement that security agencies were working round the clock to unravel the circumstances surrounding Igweike’s death.
He said the attention of the NYSC management was drawn to an online publication doing the rounds on social media.
Megwa stated, “To put the issues raised in proper perspective, the scheme indeed lost a prospective corps member by name, Miss Eunice Chioma Igweike, who set out for NYSC permanent orientation camp, Sagamu, Ogun State, having been deployed to the state for the national service under the 2022 Batch B service year.
“A call by her elder brother to the NYSC on July 20, 2022 reporting that he had not been able to reach her sister on phone since her departure to NYSC Ogun camp from Aba, Abia State, prompted the scheme to contact the security agencies to know her whereabouts. Sadly, on Thursday, July 21 2022, her remains which were intact, and not mutilated as reported in the media, were recovered along Sagamu-Imota Road and deposited in the morgue.
“The NYSC feels highly diminished by the death of Eunice Chioma Igweike, a promising young Nigerian that would have been a great ambassador of her family, contributing her quota to nation building. The Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Mohammed Fadah, management and the entire members of NYSC family commiserate with Igweike Family on the demise of the young lady.’’
The statement also indicated that in the same vein the scheme extended condolences to the Ohafia community, the government and people of Abia State over the death of the corps member.’’