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Hundreds of Corps Members beg DG, NYSC for relocation over threat to lives in the North


Hundreds of Corps Members serving in Plateau State have reportedly started a petition to the Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, to relocate.

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The petition according to SaharaReporters which was started by one Sandra C, noted that corps members no longer feel safe in the state seeking a relocation plan.

It was titled, “Appeal to DG on the relocation of Plateau corpers based on insecurity.”

The petition was said to be set out to gather 500 signatures have about 311 signatories barely 24 hours after, Citizen TV gathered.

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A post attached to the petition reads, “Due to the latest insecurity occurrence in Plateau Jos most especially Jos north. We implore the Director-General to please help get Plateau corpers relocated most especially those in Jos North and its environs based on insecurity.

“This petition will help corp members have a peaceful service year without fear of threat to life.”

Corps Members from other states in the North are desirous of relocating to their base in the South for fear of imminent attacks from unknown gunmen and terrorists.

The development comes amid the tension in the state trailing the attacks and counter-attacks on defenseless people in the state.

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On Saturday, August 14, some travellers were killed by gunmen in the Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
The sojourners were returning from Bauchi State where they attended an event to commemorate the Islamic New Year when they ran into gunmen who opened fire on them.


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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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