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Abducted corps member regain freedom, remaining 7 still in captivity



One of the eight National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members abducted by suspected bandits in Zamfara State has regained her freedom.

The corps members who were heading to Sokoto for an orientation programme were abducted by the hoodlums alongside a bus driver in August.

The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa, confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

He said the victim regained freedom at about 12:30 p.m., on Friday.

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The statement read: “The scheme is confident that with the combined efforts of security agencies, the remaining will be released.

“As corps members and prospective ones alike are admonished by management to always prioritise their personal security.

“The scheme shall never shirk its responsibility of upholding the security and welfare of corps embers at all times.”

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