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Another Female Corps Member Dies in Bayelsa NYSC Camp


A female youth corps member at the Bayelsa camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) identified as Miss Elechi Chiyerum has died. Chiyerum a Rivers state native, reportedly died at the orientation camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokoma, Bayelsa State.

Channels reports that she is a graduate of Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt aged 27 and reportedly arrived at the camp with an illness that made her bleed and vomit.

An official of the NYSC, who spoke with Channels Television’s correspondent and asked not to be named, described the unfortunate incident as a case of non-disclosure of an ailment.

A source revealed that when the deceased was found vomiting and bleeding, she was immediately taken to the sickbay in the orientation camp. After the initial treatments, the doctors found her case to be severe and referred her to a hospital in the state capital.
�She was taken to a hospital in Yenagoa. Unfortunately, before getting to the hospital she died. She died at about 9:00 p.m., having spent only five days at the camp. We are pained and shocked by the news of her death,” the source said.

An NYSC official who confirmed the incident advised corps members to always disclose their true health conditions to the authorities.

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