A total of nine members of the National Youth Service Corps who drowned in a River in Taraba State have been conveyed in coffins back to their various states for burial.
Coffins of the dead corps members
The bodies of the nine NYSC Corps members who drowned in River Salihu Dogo at Mayo Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State last Sunday, were on Friday, conveyed back to their various states for burial.
A cross section of Corps members converged at the Specialist Hospital, Jalingo to pay their last respect to the departed colleagues.
A Corps member identified as Ezebuihe Charles, who shared the photos on social media, wrote:
“We came to taraba state together with the intention of going together but death took nine of you away from us. They obeyed the call to serve their fathers land not knowing that death was also calling.
“The news your drowning brought great shock to us. Death you have done your worst to us. Their families bid them fare well to serve their fathers land, now they are being brought home in lifeless state.
“To their families, may God grant you the grace to bear the lost and to our falling hero\’s, may your souls find peace with God.”