Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tears as corpses of slain ‘corpers’ leave Bauchi

TEARS flowed yesterday as the remains of the nine corps members that were killed in Bauchi State in the post election violence that erupted on April 18 were moved from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) mortuary to their various states of origin for burial.

The corpses were evacuated by officials of the National Directorate Headquatres of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Abuja, led by Yakubu Jok, a Deputy Director of the NYSC.

The officials arrived at the mortuary around 6 am and waited for the corpses of the fallen heroes to be dressed in their full regalia before the nine ambulances took off.

It was an emotional scene that elicited tears from the eyes of those who witnessed the evacuation.

The nine corps members were Adewumi Seu (Ekiti), Teidi Olawale Tosin (Kogi), Adowei Elliot (Bayelsa), Okpokiri Obinna (Abia), Gbenjo Ebenezer Aypotunde (Osun), Ukeoma Ikechuwku Chibuzor (Imo), Nwazema Anslem Chukwuonyerem (Imo), Adeniji Kehinde Jehleel (Osun) and Akonyi Ibrahim Sule( Kogi).

Seven of themj were killed in Giade Police station where they had ran to for safety, but the rioters overpowered the policemen on duty and killed the corpers with machetes and sticks before setting the station ablaze.

Three of the slained corps members Adowei Elliot, Ukeoma Ukewchuwu Chibuzor and Aknoyi Ibrahim Sule, were Batch A members who just left and Orientation Camp in of March and were not allowed to travel because of the general election

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