Breaking: NYSC Recovers Eighth Body out of Nine Drowned in Taraba

The National Youth Service Corps in Taraba has recovered the body of another corps member from the Taraba river where nine youth corps members drowned over the weekend.

This brings to eight the number of bodies recovered so far after the fatal picnic that claimed the lives of the corps members.

Public Relations Officer of the NYSC in Taraba, Mr. Odeh Innuma, said Thursday that it was working on the recovery of the remaining drowned corps member still missing

“We have all the details of the nine corps members involved in that unfortunate picnic tragedy, but it is not in our power to release the information to the media now.

“At appropriate time, the Director General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, will release detailed information about the corps members and even publish same in national newspapers.

“Just yesterday, the DG sent someone to Gashaka where the incident happened and the person has since returned to Abuja. So, we are all waiting to hear from the DG on the next line of action,” he said, adding that the missing corper was called Godiya.

Punch reports that the recovered bodies have been evacuated from Gashaka Local Government Area where the incident happened, and have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo, the state capital.

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