9 NYSC members abducted, one shot in Sokoto

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Nine members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were abducted and one was shot in Sokoto State on Monday, August 22, 2023.

The victims were traveling from Kaduna State to Sokoto State when they were abducted by gunmen along the Kaduna-Sokoto highway.

The gunmen opened fire on the bus carrying the victims, injuring one of them. The injured victim was taken to a hospital in Kaduna for treatment.

The other eight victims were abducted and taken to an unknown location.

The police have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.

The abduction of the NYSC members is the latest in a series of kidnappings in Nigeria. In recent months, there have been a number of high-profile kidnappings, including the kidnapping of a group of school children in Kaduna State.

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The kidnappings have raised concerns about the security situation in Nigeria. The government has vowed to do more to protect citizens from kidnappings and other forms of crime.

The abduction of the NYSC members is a reminder of the dangers that Nigerians face, even when they are simply trying to go about their daily lives. It is also a reminder of the need for the government to do more to protect its citizens.

The news of the abduction has been met with outrage and sadness. Many people have expressed their sympathy for the victims and their families.

The government has been urged to do more to secure the release of the victims and to bring the perpetrators to justice.


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