Seven corps members drown to death in Taraba

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The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the death of seven members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who died on Saturday during a picnic party at River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The state Police Command’s spokesman, ASP David Missal, who confirmed the incident in a statement to newsmen, said nine corps members had drown but only seven corpses were so far recovered.

Missal said, “Information available to our disposal reveals that 22 youth corps members serving in the state were on a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident happened.

“We were made to understand that while they were swimming, there was a sudden increase in the volume of water which carried nine of them away.

“We have so far recovered seven corpses while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress.”

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