Pathetic! Nassarawa State Loses Two Corps Members 26 Days Before Their Passing Out Parade

Oguntola Wasiu Babatunde and Danjuma Salihu identified as two members of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ), Nassarawa State,  have been confirmed dead.

The two of them were said to have drowned in a river in Assakio community, Lafia Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the sad incident, the NYSC Coordinator, Hajiya Zainab Isah, told newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday, that Babatunde and Salihu drowned when they went to the river to swim on Sunday evening.

“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 guiding 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.

The bodies of the deceased had since been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia.

Sad enough, Danjuma Salihu, who took to his facebook page on October 3, to announce the remaining days he has before passing ending his service year will not be alive to rejoice with his corper friends.

“Allihamdullih, am counting days not month anymore, thanks to almighty ALLAH for his protection on me and fellow Corp members, today marks the end of monthly clearance, we are praying for favour market”

Source – LIB

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  1. ojimba ogochukwu o.

    RIP to them…. so sorry to the family

  2. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    This is so disheartening and grievous…RIP to them….my condolences to their respective families
    Quiz number —073

  3. Anagboso chimdimma joy

    It is so heartbreaking especially for his family,may his gentle soul rest in peace
    quiz no 74

  4. The way people die this day is becoming something else accident today or something else, anyways may his soul rest in peace.
    Gabriel precious
    Quiz no 83

  5. Oh no!……May their soul rest in peace.
    Quiz number:119

  6. Oh!!!….what a pity, may their souls rest in peace Amen.
    quiz no:102

  7. Rip to the little girl..the family should take heart quiz no 22

  8. Okonkwo chukwu nonso

    This is a sad story i pray that is soul rest in peace and may God give his family to bear the loss reg, 2016054090 Quiz no 98

  9. Really disheartening!May his soul rest in peace.

    Quiz no 45.

  10. May their souls rest in peace
    Quiz number 1

  11. So heart breaking, what is happening to our country, Corps member dying days before passing out, graduate died while waiting on his nysc call up…. God please help us
    (95)

  12. obido chiamaka Genevieve

    May their souls rest in perfect peace
    Quiz18

  13. Wat a painful news.Rip to them. I pray God console their families.(65)

  14. May their Gentle soul rest in peace.its so painful.
    Quiz no 105

  15. Rest in peace 21

  16. May their souls rest in peace
    Quiz no 39

  17. My sympathy goes out to all there families..

  18. May their souls rest in peace quiz no75.

  19. how can they even go to a river to swim, anyway I pray for their souls
    quiz…71

  20. ooh… that was pathetic…. it was a pity
    quiz…70

  21. may their soul rest in peace

  22. God should help us in Nigeria oo
    quiz no 71

  23. Nkemjika ogonna marycynthia

    May the almighty God accept their souls in his kingdom.
    Quiz no 60

  24. Amene Chidera Doris

    Rest in peace to them
    Quiz number 77

  25. Obi chikaodili Augustina

    So sorry to them.Rip
    Quiz number 79

  26. Arinze obiageli .p.

    Quiz no: what a world. What kind of life are we living in that is full of tragedy.

  27. Okonkwo Isioma Jane

    How pathetic
    Quiz no:87

  28. What a painful loss.. RIP to them
    quz no 101

  29. oh! no, this is bad. RIP to them….

  30. oh! no, this is bad. RIP to them…. Quiz no 126

  31. rip to them
    may their soul rest in peace

  32. What a loose! May their souls rest in he Lord. Quize no:26

  33. corps should be enlightened on the new environment they are sent to, in order to avoid sad stories. quize number 125 reg 2016054136,

  34. RIP brothers ,but corps are ought to be fully informed about the communities to avoid such occurrences 107 2016054137

  35. Ataka Fortunatus Tobenna

    Nawa oo God help us, RIP to them…. so sorry to the family
    Quiz no 90

  36. chia… tragic ending for both
    quiz no:66

  37. After the stress through university then this, Hmm God have mercy and give the family strength 85

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