The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Taraba State has withdrawn corps members from the crisis-affected communities in the southern part of the state.
The corps members were redeployed due to the Jukun/Tiv Crisis.
Concise News gathered that the NYSC Coordinator for the State, Florence Yakuugh, told newsmen on Thursday in Jalingo that the decision became imperative to provide safety for the corps members.
On July 31, authorities of Federal University, Wukari, Taraba, shut the institution, following alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff of the institution due to the Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis.
However, Yakuugh said, ”We received directives from our national headquarters to redeploy our NYSC corps members serving in these crisis-affected communities to another community.
”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 the 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 fatherland.”
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.
She said that the directive had become necessary to protect corps members not used to crossing a large volume of water.