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Police Confirm Killing Of NYSC Member In Akwa Ibom



Corp members during their swearing-in ceremony (File Photo)

Police have confirmed the death of a serving National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member in Akwa Ibom State.

The corps member was shot dead in Eket on Sunday by yet to be identified gun men who arrived in a motor cycle according to a statement issued on Monday by the Akwa Ibom state police command.

The police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, said the late Corps member was visiting in the company of some other Corp members at Akanimo Street when he was shot.

The victim’s name wasn’t released by the Police but said he was serving at a public school at Nung Obong in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of the state and was 27 year old.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, has visited the scene of the crime and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Police boss has also deployed a special force from the State Criminal Investigation Department to Eket to investigate the killing and ensure justice for the dead.

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