A corps member who was serving in Bayelsa state has been reported dead after falling into a river while trying to take selfie.
The man who is yet to be identified was taking a selfie when he met his untimely death. The incident took place at Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe on Friday, May 4.
The late corps member was capturing his beautiful moment at the top of a jetty when he reportedly slipped and fell inside the river. His corpse was recovered about 30 minutes later.
The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure , has urged Corp members to be security conscious in their respective host communities and also avoid lone movements.
Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure stated this on Wednesday in Gombe State Orientation Camp while addressing 1,624 Corps Members deployed to the State.
The Director-General of the National Youth Sevice Corps, Brigadier General Zakari Kazaure, while assuring Corps Members posted to serve in Taraba State of adequate security has warned then against evangelism.
He insisted that the concern of the corps members should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate the host communities.
Kazaure said these on Wednesday in Jalingo when he visited Corps members currently undergoing orientation course at the NYSC camp, Sibre, near Jalingo.
As thousands of the 2017 batch ‘A’ corps members across the country wound up the one year mandatory service to the country, five died during the service year.
Coordinator of the scheme in Kaduna state, Dahunsi Mohammed, announced the deaths, at the Passing out Parade (PoP), yesterday.
The PoP is the last of the four cardinal points of the NYSC; orientation course, place of primary assignment, community development service (CDS) and the PoP.