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Tiv/Jukun crisis: NYSC redeploys corps members serving in Taraba



The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC has redeployed corps members serving in crisis affected communities in southern part of Taraba.

NYSC Coordinator in Taraba, Florence Yakuugh, said in Jalingo that the decision was to ensure that Corps members were not affected by the crises.

“We received directives from our national headquarters to redeploy our youth corps members serving in these crises affected communities.

”We redeployed them out of those places and took them to local government headquarters in Wukari, Donga and Takum for their safety.

”We are appealing to the warring factions to embrace peace and allow development of their communities.

“NYSC is a unifying institution and it is when there is peace that they can contribute their quarter to the development of their father land,” she said..

The NYSC coordinator enjoined those local government areas that are located across rivers to acquire ‘life jackets’ for the safety of corps members posted to those areas.

Mrs Yaakugh said that the directive has become necessary to safeguard the corps who were not conversant with crossing large volume of water.

Recall that authorities of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba, closed down the institution on July 31, following alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff of the institution due to the Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis.


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