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FG To Hunt Down Killers Of NYSC Member

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, says the Federal Government will hunt down the killers of the NYSC member, Samuel Okonta, who was killed during the rerun election in Rivers state last Saturday. Dalung said this while paying a condolence visit to the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi yesterday March 23rd.

He berated politicians for always engaging in politics with bitterness.

“Politicians aspire to hold public office because they want to develop Nigeria. In doing this, they are talking of protecting the lives of Nigerians. So it is very bad that we cannot conduct an ordinary election without conflict. In the bid to protect our interests, innocent people will lose their lives. If they kill all Nigerians, who do we rule over? Are they going to rule animals?” he said.

On the other hand, Governor Wike on his visit to the NYSC, Headquarters in Port Harcourt, noted that the death is even more painful because the corps member was an orphan who suffered through schooling  and was on the verge of being of help to his immediate  family.

He said: “The death of this corps member  is unfortunate  and condemnable.  I urge the Police to thoroughly  investigate the crime. The outcome  of  the  investigation  should  be made public so that those involved  are prosecuted. The killing  of  this corps member  must not be  swept under the carpet.
“I call for post mortem on the corpse of the corps member  so that we can  ascertain  the  type of bullet and type of  gun that killed him. The post mortem will also determine who bears that type of gun that  killed  the corps  member “.
The governor said his administration will also take measures to improve security in the state and ensure that the incident does not reoccur.
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