The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Adamawa State government and security operatives are reportedly carrying out an urgent investigation to unravel the mystery behind the killing of a serving corps member in the state.
Reports reaching Naija News revealed that one Samaila Awudu was axed to death by a yet-to-be-known group of people.
The assailants according to reports, stormed Yolde Pate Corpers’ lodge in Yola South Local Government Area, during the weekend and headed straight to Awudu’s room.
They reportedly cut the 28-year-old in several parts of his body, inflicting him with some life-threatening wounds. Awudu was thereafter rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola where he gave up the ghost.
A colleague of the deceased who spoke in anonymity told newsmen that when the assailants arrived at their lodge, they locked up all the doors of the other corps members before going to Samaila’s room.
“They used an axe to cut him and thought he was already dead. Since all the other corps members were locked up in their rooms, there was no way for anyone to come to Samaila’s aide. Maybe they were hired killers we don’t know. Right now, we are all living in fear,” the corps member told Vanguard Newspaper.
Confirming the incident, Adamawa State NYSC Director, Jingi Dennis said an investigation is ongoing to unravel the killers.
He lamented the situation, describing Awudu’s sudden death as a huge loss not only to Taraba State but to the whole nation.
He, therefore, called on the parents of the corps member to take everything as the will of God, adding that death can come at any time.
Also, the Adamawa state Police Public Relations Officer, Sulieman Ngoruje, said the command is aware of the incident and that investigation has already begun.