Nine Serving Corpers have been reported dead in Taraba State. The Corps members were said to have drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in the Gashaka LGA during a Picnic.
A sudden increase in the volume of water in River Mayo Celbe, Taraba was responsible for the drowning of nine corps members who were swimming during a picnic party, the police said.
The Taraba Police Command’s spokesman, ASP David Missal, who confirmed the incident which occurred on Saturday said seven corpses had so far been recovered.
“Information available to our disposal reveals that 22 Youth Corps members serving in the state were on a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident happened.
“We were made to understand that while they were swimming, there was a sudden increase in the volume of water which carried nine of them away.
“We have so far recovered Seven corpses while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress,” he said.
State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Florence Yaakugh also confirmed the incident.