NYSC Will Not Pay For Kidnapped Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps has warned that the Corps would not pay ransom for any kidnapped corps member.

The Corps also advised members to be security-conscious and be mindful of their movements.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave the warning on Sunday when he paid an unannounced visit to corps members deployed to Katsina and Borno States who are currently undergoing their orientation programmes in Katsina State.

He also advised them to cultivate the habit of retiring for the night by 6:00 p.m.

The NYSC Director General’s Sunday visit was the second he would make to Katsina within a week as he was earlier in the town last Tuesday following the death of three corps members serving in the state in a road accident.

The Spokesman for the NYSC in Katsina, Alex Oboameta quoted the DG to have said “The NYSC will never pay ransom if any corps member is kidnapped. Corps Members are therefore advised to secure themselves as much as possible to avoid being kidnapped.”

The statement added that the NYSC DG’s visit was used to address the corps members in Katsina Camp where General Shuaibu Ibrahim urged them to be focused and be law-abiding.