NYSC Member Dies In Bayelsa Camp

By Adebayo Williams

A female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has died at the Bayelsa State Orientation camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. The deceased, 27-year-old Elechi Chiyerom, was taken to the camp health facility after she was bleeding and vomiting. The Ignatius Azuru University of Education graduate was taken to a state-owned clinic, after her condition got out of hand, where she was confirmed dead.

A corps member told Chronicle.ng that the state of camp facilities is deplorable. The corper said the toilets were capable of causing an epidemic in the camp.

NYSC officials have blamed the death on her non-disclosure of her health status as a search on her bed space at the hostel showed blood-soaked clothes and sanitary pads.



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