THE National Youth Service Corps
(NYSC) authority, on Saturday evening, confirmed the abduction of one of its
corps members, Grace Oghene Edegware, in Abuja.
She was reportedly abducted on
Wednesday along with three other passengers of a vehicle in Kwali Area Council
of the FCT by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
In a statement issued by the
Director of Press Unit, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, in Abuja, the NYSC said the
scheme was already in liaison with the police towards rescuing the corps
The statement reads:”The management
of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform the general public that
the scheme is aware of the abduction of a corps member, Grace Oghene Edegware.
“Grace, who hails from Delta State
and deployed to Lagos State for national service, is reported to have been
abducted along with three other passengers in Kwali Area Council of the FCT
while traveling on Wednesday.
“Management wishes to inform the
public that NYSC is already meeting with the police towards rescuing the corps
member and reuniting her with her family, friends and colleagues.
“We appeal to well-meaning
Nigerians who have information that can facilitate her rescue to kindly avail
the police and the NYSC of such information.
“We stand in solidarity with her
family and pray for God’s intervention in this trying period.”