Lagos - The Imo State has launched a manhunt for the killers of a National Youth Service Corps member.
Government officials expressed regret at the murder of the corps member identified as Akpanika Hope Frampton by the unknown assailants.
It was disclosed that the corps member, an indigene of Calabar Municipal of Cross River State, was stabbed to death in his residence last Saturday evening.
Uche Onwuchekwa, the spokesperson Prince Madumere, Deputy Governor of Imo State, said Madumere had met delegation from the NYSC Directorate Headquarters led by Michael Ahile, Director, Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, and regretted the murder of the said corps member.
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“He told his NYSC guests the government’s efforts to curb crime, which has earned Imo State the safest State in Nigeria. He said his boss, Gov. Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha has been in shock since the news came to their knowledge,” Onwuchekwa said.
Onwuchekwa said Madumere therefore concluded that Imo State government shall partner with the security agencies to ensure that the masterminds of the dastardly acts are arrested and brought to book.
Speaking earlier, Ahile said the Directorate of NYSC had mandated them to liaise with the Imo State Government and other necessary agencies and establishments to ensure the killers of Frampton faced the wrath of law.
He urged the State government to do all within its power to arrests the assailants so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
- CAJ News