A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member identified as Chiwendu Lovina Ezeh has died from injuries resulting from gunshot wounds.
According to reports, Chiwendu was shot by armed robbers at her place of primary assignment in Akwa Ibom State.
Although the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) graduate was shot a few months ago by armed robbers, she never fully recovered and was battling for her life till she passed on the 17th, April 2022.
A source revealed that Chiwendu went to pick up a package at a motor park on that fateful day, and on her way back while trying to get a keke, two men on a motorcycle stopped and collected her two phones.
” I don’t know what transpired afterward but they shot her, she was later rushed to the hospital, where she has been battling for her life. She, sadly, lost the battle on Easter Sunday.”
The deceased will be laid to rest on Saturday, April 23, at her father’s compound, Omashi village, Umuabi in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Her friends have gone on to mourn her and one Onyia Hillary Chukwuebuka wrote:
“May your gentle soul rest in peace Amen, may those that shot you not know peace all the days of their life, I could remember how you paid extra school fees and other expenses just to serve your fatherland not knowing it will be your end
“I have cried because you’re so determined to achieve greater heights, the reason you’re working and also going to school. Till we meet to part no more Eze Chinwendu Lovina. Please my friends share it till she gets justice.”
Also corps member, Olaleye Bukola Olukolade has died in a fatal motor accident on her way to Kwara state on relocation after orientation.
Late Bukola (IM/22A/2156) was deployed to Imo state for her one-year mandatory youth service and was on her way to Kwara state when the tragedy occurred.
According to reports, the driver lost control of the vehicle when they had almost gotten to Ilorin.
The Oyo State Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Mrs. Grace Ogbuogebe, on Monday, April 11, paid a condolence visit to her family at the family compound in Ilora, Afijio local government area of the state.
She described the demise of the corps member as a great loss not only to the family but also to the NYSC.
A token of support was thereafter presented to the family on behalf of the NYSC management.