A female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, identified only as Jumoke, has reportedly died at the Orientation camp in Bayelsa State.
She was said to have died over the weekend at the Orientation Camp located in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
Jumoke was in Platoon 8 at Kaiama Grammar School in Kaiama.
The Punch reports that the state camp director, Mrs. Loto, officially broke the sad news to other corps members at the camp.
She pleaded with corps members not to always hide their health challenges, noting that only the living could serve the nation.
Jumoke, a 2017 Batch B Stream II corps member, was said to have died after an asthmatic attack at the camp’s clinic.
A source, who would not want to be mentioned, told the newspaper that the deceased suffered her first attack a week after she arrived in the camp, but was assisted by her colleagues.
The source said, “When the deceased suffered her first attack in camp, she was helped by fellow corps members to overcome it. But we don’t know what happened when a similar attack that took her life happened.”
Jumoke’s body was deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.
It was learnt that NYSC officials arrived the camp on Friday evening and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding Jumoke’s death.
The Director-General, NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Sule Kauzure, was said to have sent a delegation of senior NYSC officials from the headquarters in Abuja.
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