A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Shorunke Lukmon Olayiwola, serving in Zamfara State, has been declared missing.
According to Premium Times, Lukmon is a graduate of the University of Ilorin and 2015 batch B Stream 1 Corps member serving in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State with code number ZM/15B/1100.
The young man was declared missing on September 21 after he left his home in Abeokuta to board a night bus to Zamfara for his final clearance.
Close Sources revealed that he was on his way to Zamfara in preparation for the NYSC’s batch B Passing Out Parade (POP) programmed for October 6.
According to a sibling of the missing Corps member who simply identified herself as Laide, Lukmon informed his relatives that he would pass the night in Ibadan if he wasn’t able to find vehicle to Zamfara state.
Laide give details that Lukmon reportedly told a friend who chatted with him that the vehicle he boarded was held up in traffic at Sango area of Ibadan. He has since then not been reachable as his phones has since been switched off.
A friend of the Corps member, Owoseye Oluwayomi, explained that some of his colleagues and relatives have since reported the incident at the Oyo State Police Headquarters and the state command of the State Security Service, SSS.
“Report has since been forwarded to the Nigerian Police Force, Oyo State Command, the Director General of NYSC through the Zamfara State Coordinator of NYSC, Department of State Security Service, Oyo State Command, and Oyo State NYSC Coordinator,” he said.
Hammed Murtala, another friend of the missing Corps member, lamented the situation, describing it as terrible.
“Till this moment no one knows his whereabouts, it is a terrible incident,” he said. An attempt to speak with the Oyo State NYSC coordinator proved abortive as the phone number was unreachable.
Friends and former colleagues of the missing corper at the University of Ilorin have taken to social media to beg the Federal Government, security operatives and other well-meaning Nigerians to assist in finding their friend and reuniting him with his distraught family.