Jacintha Ndem, Corps Member who died in Katsina Crash, buried in her hometown.
Recall that we reported about how three NYSC Corps members died in an accident that occured in Katsina state on Sunday, 18th August 2019.
Yesterday, one of them, Jacinta Chinenye Ndem was buried.
Jacintha who is just 24 years old was laid to rest at her father’s compound in Afikpo, Ebonyi state.
According to Mr Alex Obemeata, Corps Public Relations Officer, Katsina, “the three corps members lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.”
“Sunday Aug. 18, 2019, is a sad day for the NYSC in Katsina State as three Corps Members lost their lives in a motor accident on their way to a Church programme in Funtua.”
“The Corps Members numbering 12, were in one bus belonging to the National Association of Catholic Corps Members, Katsina.”
“Three of them died on the spot,” Obemeata said.
The PRO added that the accident occurred when the state governor Aminu Masari, was passing by at Gobirawa, Kankara LGA on Sunday.
He said that the governor stopped over and ordered a vehicle in the convoy to rush the injured to the State’s General Hospital immediately, for treatment, while the corpses had been deposited at the mortuary.
He revealed that the State NYSC Coordinator, Alh Ahidjo Yahaya, was at the hospital in company of some senior members of staff when the ambulance carrying the injured and the deceased arrived.
The State NYSC Coordinator, Yahaya prayed for repose of their souls and also for God to give the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.