Many of the National Youth Service Corps Members posted to some states under the continuous attacks by Fulani Herdsmen have expressed their fear as they appealed to the NYSC management to redeploy them to more secure states.
Some of the Corps members’ parents, have also expressed great fears over the safety of their children in the troubled states, pleading with the Federal Government to save the young Nigerians from killers.
Bukola Adeoye, a corps member currently serving in Benue State and posted to a primary school as a teacher in a village outside Makurdi, noted that she stayed indoors most of the time, as it isn’t safe to move around.
She said, “I want redeployment as soon as possible. I am scared and my mom is really not happy. I know that my life is in danger but I put my trust in God.”
Mrs. Busola Adenuga, the mother of Kunle, a 21-year-old graduate expressed her fears about her son’s safety in Benue State where he has been posted to for his one year mandatory service.
Many other parents have expressed their great fear and wished for their children to be redeployed to states that are secured.
Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, The acting Director, Public Relations Unit of the NYSC, said the agency is also worried about the crisis in the affected communities, adding that the scheme had redeployed some corps members to the state capitals.
She said the exercise was ongoing, and that NYSC will not compromise the security of corps members in all the affected states. We usually redeploy corps members to safe areas wherever there are crises.