The Nigerian police has confirmed that a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member has been shot dead in Akwa Ibom state, Premium Times reports.


The Akwa Ibom police in a statement issued on Monday, January 8, said the corps member was shot on Sunday, January 7, in Eket by unknown assailants who were on a motorcycle.

Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson in the state, said the late corps member was “hanging out” at Akanimo street with other corp members whom he went visiting when he was shot.

The police didn’t give the victim’s name but said he was 27 years old and was serving at a public school at Nung Obong in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state.

Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, the commissioner of police in the state, has deployed a special force from the State Criminal Investigation Department to Eket to investigate the killing.

The police chief assured the NYSC in the state that those behind the killing would be apprehended and brought to justice.

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