The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over the weekend confirmed the abduction of Abraham Amuta, a corps member, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along Chibok road in Borno state.
According to TheCable, Amuta was abducted alongside a pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide better known as Winners Chapel simply identified as Oyeleke.
NYSC information officer in Bornu, Muhammed Sada, an NYSC told the publication that Amuta travelled without permission.
According to him, they learnt of A muta’s abduction through the church.
Sada said, “Living faith Church wrote to us one week ago informing us about how one of our corps members named Abraham Amuta, Batch B, Stream 1, was abducted by members of Boko Haram.”
“In the letter addressed to our state coordinator, they said a committee, led by Pastor Oyekele, was set up by the church to distribute relief items to internally displaced persons in Chibok.
“According to them, the abducted corps member was not part of the of the committee set up by the church for the programme, but he insisted to go with them.
“The corper went on his own under his church without the consent of the NYSC Borno secretariat. As you are aware, due to the volatile nature of Borno state, corps members are usually given the option to ask for redeployment.
“Also, no corp member is posted or sent on any assignment that can expose him to danger. NYSC will never deploy any corp member to a place where his life is exposed to danger.”
He added that security agencies had been informed of Amuta’s plight “for necessary action”.
With additional report from the TheCable