The National Youth Service Corps have assured that the family of Corps member Okonta Dumebi Samuel, who was killed gunmen in Rivers state last Saturday will not be abandoned.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier- General Johnson Olawumi gave the assurance during condolence visits to the deceased’s family and the palace of the paramount ruler of Illah town in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, the Ogbelani of Illah, Obi Akazue Gbemudu the Second.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Brigadier-General Olawumi was quoted to have told the family that the NYSC was already working with INEC and Rivers state government to ensure that Dumebi is given a befitting burial, and to provide support for the bereaved family.
The Director-General said the NYSC had always made the protection of Corps members a top priority not only during elections, but also throughout the service year.
He said the death of Dumebi, therefore, came to the scheme as a rude shock.
Paying tribute to the deceased, the NYSC Director-General noted that he died while contributing towards fostering a credible electoral process and to the development of his fatherland.
The Director-General said steps are being taken in collaboration with relevant security agencies to hunt down the killers and make them face the full wrath of the law.