Nine National Youth Service Corps members has reported died in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area of Taraba State. It was reported that 22 corps members went for swimming in River Mayo-Selbe and seven corpses have said to have died inside the river.
ASP David Missal, the Taraba State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident said, 22 corps members who were swimming in River Mayo-Selbe said seven corpses have so far been recovered from the incident.
He said, “Information available revealed that 22 youth corps members had gone 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 in the river, there was sudden upsurge in the volume of water, which carried them away.”
“Nine of them drowned, while others managed to escape.”
“We have so far recovered seven corpses, while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress,” Missal said.”
State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, also confirmed the incident, which she described as “most unfortunate.”