September 18, 2013

NYSC Will Not Redeploy Corps Members Despite Nasarawa Violence

No plan to redeploy Nasarawa corps members

The authorities of the National Youth Service Corps have said they will not redeploy corps members serving in the troubled parts of Nasarawa State.

No fewer than 30 persons reportedly died and many buildings torched in renewed fightings between Eggon and Alago ethnic groups, in Obi Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.

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The NYSC State Director, Mrs. Bolanle Olabanji, who spoke to our correspondent, said there was no plan to post them out of the state.

She said, “We won’t redeploy them. We will only repost them within Nasarawa State. We have moved the affected corps members out to Lafia. We started moving them on Saturday when the crisis broke out. There is no problem; they are okay.”

Olabanji, however, added that the organisation would only consider reposting them if the crisis continued.

She said, “We cannot redeploy them because that will mean posting them out of the state. The only thing is that we can repost them within the state if the crisis continues. We just moved them out of the crisis areas.

The crisis, which hit Obi, Dedere, Tudun-Adabu, Barkin-Kogi, Asakio and neighbouring communities, Olabanji said, affected 121 of the 6, 335 corps members in the state.


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