The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC have disclosed that they have withdrawn corps members, posted to areas affected by banditry in Niger State.
Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi, the state’s Coordinator of the NYSC who spoke to newsmen, said the corps members posted to areas affected by banditry were withdrawn because they owe them protection until they finish their service year.
“We will not post corps members to these areas because we cannot afford to lose any of them.
Our eyes are on the corps members for the whole year; we are their parents and guardians. We owe them protection until they finish their service year.
We have recalled all our corps members from crisis areas and re-posted them; we will not send any corps member to areas where bandits have carried out attacks.
“We are aware that the state government and security agencies are on top of the situation. For now, we will not post any of them to these areas until there are confirmed reports that the places are safe” she said.