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Two NYSC members drown in Nasarawa


.The National Youth Service Corps in Nasarawa State has said that two members of the service drowned in a river in Assakio community , Lafia Local Government Area of the state .

The NYSC Coordinator in the state , Hajiya Zainab Isah , on Tuesday said that Oguntola Babatunde and Danjuma Salihu went to the river on the evening of October 8 to swim but drowned, following which an Assistant Commissioner of Police informed the service about the incident.

“It is very sad but I know God will grant them eternal rest and grant all of us, including their families , the fortitude to bear the loss . I can only say that we are bereaved but God knows better , ” she said.
She called on other corps members to be very careful and always obey the rules of their host communities .

“What I heard from a very reliable source was that some farmers had drowned in that river some years back.

“So when corps members enter a community, they should ask questions and watch their steps, ” she said.

Isah added that the bodies of the deceased had since been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia .
( NAN)

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