The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday said no corps member was killed in Bayelsa State.

NYSC made the clarification following the reported killing of one Samuel Collins by suspected cultists in Bayelsa.

It said the deceased was not a corps member.

The statement said: “A search through our records in Bayelsa State showed that no such name as Samuel Collins appeared on the list of serving corps members.

“For the avoidance of doubt, police officers in the state have identified the deceased as staff of a Yenagoa-based agency.

“While sympathizing with the bereaved family, we take exception to the misrepresentation of facts in that report, which is capable of sensationalizing the issue of safety and general welfare of our corps members.

“Management urges corps members serving in Bayelsa State as well as their parents and guardians to remain calm as we remain committed to working with relevant stakeholders to ensure their continued safety.”


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