Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Boko Haram: 900 corps members redeployed from Kano



Out of 2,400 members of the National Youth Service Corps in the  Batch A posted to Kano State for the 2012/2013 service year, about 900 of them have been redeployed to other states due to the current security challenge in the commercial city.

According to a report monitored on Channels TV on Tuesday, the state Coordinator of the NYSC  in the state, Salisu Yakasai, made this known during the closing ceremony of the Batch A orientation exercise in Kano on Tuesday.
The corps members were redeployed because of the recent  bomb attacks in the state with the latest being the attack at a motor park in the city.
Most of the corps members expected to undergo their primary assignments in the state were initially reported to have declined to report to the orientation camp.
Traumatised by the recent attack at the bus park,  majority of the fresh graduates sought to be redeployed to other parts of the country.
According to Yakassai,  the remaining 1,500 corps members would be posted to the rural areas of the state, which are considered safer.
Meanwhile, the state Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has promised corps members staying in the state  that the  state government would ensure the safety of the corps members in the state.
Apart from the attack on the bus park, where about 80 persons were believed to have lost their lives, nine riot policemen were also ambushed less than 24 hours after the bus park bombing, only escaping by the whiskers.

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