Jos Killings: No Youth Corper Will Serve In Plateau, NANS Tells NYSC

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday stated that no student will serve in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Plateau State, following what it called ‘unending massacre’ in the state, and because of complaints from parents and students.
The association also said that it based its stand on previous incidents that led to the death of several youth corpers in the state, and that the directorate of the NYSC would be held responsible if any untoward incident occurred to youth corpers posted to the state.
In a press statement signed by Comrade Danjuma Bello Sarki and made available to LEADERSHIP, its vice president, national affairs, it said “the leadership of the above association have been receiving complains from corps members serving in Plateau State and their families over the high insecurity and uncertainty of life and property in that state, due to the unending massacre, gruesome murder and destruction of lives and property.
”Demanding the redeployment of serving corpers, and stoppage of those posted to the state, it added: “In the light of this, the leadership of NANS demands the redeployment of serving corps members and those who have just been posted to Plateau State, in the current Batch ‘A’ group, to states that are peaceful, in other for them to discharge their duties to their fatherland.“As it is today, the 2010 Batch ‘A’ corpers are afraid of reporting to their camp in Plateau State, for lack of security as corpers are becoming victims of these attacks.
”“The lingering Jos crisis has become a great source of concern to corps members and their families, therefore no one can guarantee the safety of their lives and property, hence the need for them to be redeployed to safer and secured States.We equally call on the Directorate of the NYSC to suspend the posting of Corpers to Plateau State pending the return of normalcy.As only the living can contribute to national development and progress.
Failure to heed to this demand, the Directorate of the National Youth Service Corps shall be held responsible for any death, injuries, loss of, or damage to the lives and property of corps members.

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