Megwa emphasized the risks associated with night travels for corps members and highlighted that the agency has also provided them with essential security tips
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has communicated with all security agencies across the country, permitting corps members to seek overnight refuge with them when stranded on the road.
Eddy Megwa, NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, conveyed this information during the Sunrise Daily program on Channels TV.
Megwa emphasized the risks associated with night travels for corps members and highlighted that the agency has also provided them with essential security tips.
He said, “We have given them all the necessary security tips at the orientation camp. Don’t forget by the 14th, they would have spent 21 days in the camp and… We’ve given them everything they need to do to secure themselves.
“So the priority is that they must not travel in the night. And we have alerted all security agencies anywhere corps members will break and say they want to pass the night in any security organization; they would accord them all the rights and privileges for them to sleep.”
The NYSC spokesperson added that at least four among the eight abducted corpse members in Zamfara were yet to be rescued.
He, however, added efforts were being made to ensure they were rescued unharmed.
On Thursday, Megwa said two of the corps members regained their freedom after spending about 90 days with terrorists.
The NYSC had also blamed the abducted eight corps members for their plight, claiming the corps members ignored its warning by embarking on a night journey.
Megwa said that the corps members might not have been abducted if they had adhered to the NYSC’s warning against travelling after 6 p.m.