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Tiv/Jukun crisis: What NYSC did to corps members serving in affected communities in Taraba

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has redistributed to body members serving in communities affected by the crisis in the southern part of Taraba.

Ms. Florence Yakuugh, the NYSC Coordinator in Taraba, told a correspondent for the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo that the decision became imperative to provide security to body members.

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Recall that on July 31, the authorities of the Federal University of Wukari, Taraba, closed the institution, after an alleged kidnapping and murder of some students and staff of the institution due to the ethnic Jukun / Tiv crisis.

However, Yakuugh said: “We receive directives from our national headquarters to redistribute the members of our youth corps who serve in these communities affected by the crisis.

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“We redistribute them outside those places and take them to the local government headquarters in Wukari, Donga, and Takum for their safety. “We call on the factions at war to embrace peace and allow the development of their communities.

“NYSC is a unifying institution, and it is when there is the peace that they can contribute with their quarter to the development of their homeland.”

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The NYSC coordinator ordered the local government areas that are located across the rivers to acquire “life jackets” for the safety of body members sent to those areas.

Yakub said the directive has become necessary to safeguard the body that was not familiar with the crossing of large volumes of water.