IT has emerged that four National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members survived the River Mayo-Selbe disaster in which nine others drowned, by standing on a rock for hours, while the waves swept their colleagues away.
Another survivor of the River Mayo-Selbe disaster, Fidelis Ogbe, told Vanguard at a private clinic where he was receiving treatment: “I am sorry I cannot speak because we must follow orders. Besides, I can’t really say much because I was inside the river for some time, before I miraculously came out.
“It is only those outside that can really talk more about what happened.”
Meanwhile, following the death of the nine corps members at River Mayo-Selbe, near Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State, NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure, yesterday, outlawed night parties and social events by corps members across the country.
Vanguard, August 8, 2018
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