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Bayelsa In Deep Grief: Another Corps Member Slumps And Dies Mysteriously


National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is greatly concerned about the increasing number of deaths in Bayelsa state as another corps member dies under strange circumstances. Late Ogundare Opeyemi slumped and died in the Nembe area of Bayelsa state a day after going partying with colleagues.

Brig. Gen. Sule Kazaure National Youth Service Corps has raised the alarm over increasing deaths among those of its members serving in in Bayelsa state. The alarm was raised after another member, Ogundare Opeyemi slumped and died in the Nembe area of Bayelsa state.

Punch reports that the deceased slumped a day after he had a party with his colleagues in the area of his primary assignment. “A day after the party, he complained of a health-related issue and before we knew what was happening he slumped and died,” a source, who craved anonymity told Punch. His remains were later picked up by his kinsmen from the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa where it was deposited, for conveyance to Ekiti, his home state for burial.

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Hundreds of corps members went in large number to the mortuary, crying uncontrollably as Opeyemi’s remains were removed from the facility. Punch quoted a sad NYSC state coordinator, Anthony Ekeocha, who led other corps officials to the mortuary as saying while Opeyemi’s death was very painful, the incessant deaths in Bayelsa was becoming worrisome.

He said, “We are here to carry out an assignment and it is a painful assignment. “We all pray that we should not die prematurely but at an old age. I put myself in the shoes of the parents after much investment but at the end, this is what they got”. May his soul rest in peace.

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