Assailants kill NYSC member in Adamawa

Samaila Awudu, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), was killed by about five assailants who carried out their attack over the weekend under the darkness of night.

The attackers attacked Awudu early on Friday morning at his resort in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State.

The 28-year-old Corps member was fatally wounded during the incident at the Yolde Pate NYSC Corpers' Lodge in Yola South Local Government Area.

Awudu, who is reportedly from Taraba State, was serving his country in Adamawa.

Indications Sunday evening were that the armed assailants stormed the lodge and attacked the corps member, wounding him.

He was rushed to the nearby Federal Medical Centre (FMC) but died soon afterwards.

A corp member at the Yolde Pate Lodge has said when the killers arrived the lodge, they locked up all the doors of the other corp members before going to Awudu’s room.

The witness who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the assailants used axe in cutting him and thought he was dead.

“Since all the other corp members were locked up in their rooms, there was no way for anyone to come to Samaila’s aid. Maybe they were hired killers, we don’t know. Right now we are all living in fear,” the witness said.

Adamawa State NYSC Director, Jingi Dennis, and police image maker, SP Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the incident.

SP Ngoruje said: “The Adamawa State Police Command under the leadership of CP Sikiru Akande is already carrying out investigation to find out those behind this Killing.

““We are assuring all members of the public that this is an eye opener because this is the first time this kind of thing would happen in Adamawa State, and the Command has already met with the NYSC Officials so that the lives of NYSC members in Adamawa State could be secured.

“When the incident happened, the Commissioner of Police drove down to the scene and he was the first person to take him to the hospital himself.”
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