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Two NYSC Members Drown In Strange River In Nasarawa

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said two members drowned in a river at Assakio community in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The state coordinator, Hajiya Zainab Isah, who addressed reporters in Lafia, said Oguntola Babatunde and Danjuma Salihu went to the river in the evening of October 8 to swim, but drowned.

She said 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 advised other corps members to be careful and obey the rules of their host communities.

What I heard from a source was that farmers drowned in that river years ago. When corps members enter a community, they should ask questions and watch their steps,” the coordinator said.