Days after a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC was confirmed dead in Bayelsa State orientation camp, two more members of the scheme have also followed suit.
While Udeme Monday reportedly died in the Zamfara State NYSC orientation camp in Tsafe, another young lady identified as Miss Ifedolapo Amoke Oladepo, reportedly lost the battle in Kano State orientation camp following negligence on the part of camp officials who thought she was feigning sickness to escape the parade exercise.
Monday was a First Class graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State while Oladepo was also a First Class Graduate of Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Sources privy to the tragic incidents disclosed that Monday reportedly died of Diarrhoea, bringing the figure of Corps members that died in orientation camps to three within one week.
Recall that a female corps member, Elechi Chiyerom died in the Bayelsa camp after bleeding and vomiting profusely following a strange ailment.
A friend to Monday took to Facebook to write a tribute which read: “I should have known… I should have paid more attention to what you were saying. Your body, spirit and soul rejected that posting… I should have had the powers to relocate you. I should have listened closely… All is not well Ukeme Monday don’t tell me that!”
Another friend, Immo Pat took to his Instagram page to mourn his friend with a chronicle of their life prior to the orientation exercise.
He wrote: “On November 21, l helped you check your state of deployment online.
“November 22, we went to Itam market to buy our kits for the orientation exercise.
“November 23, we all departed Uyo to our respective camps, and on December 1, I got the sad news that you’re no more. What a ruthless you world?
“Ikpa, whatever reason that made you leave this world so soon is unfair.
“Why now, but why now? After all the stress and sleepless nights, we went through together for 5 years. You made a First class. You were overall Best in the ’10 engineering class.
“You won about four scholarships; you organized free tutorials for junior colleagues and even your own mates.
“I really don’t have words to express how I felt when I heard the news about your untimely demise and I really can’t understand why God allowed this one to happen.
“Brotherly, though you are gone, I know your legacies and the impact you created will forever be remembered.
“Rest On Ukeme Monday. It is well. God knows best.”
In a similar fashion, a woman believed to be Oladepo’s mother took to Facebook to narrate the details of what she went through before she finally gave up the ghost.
Below is a screenshot of the heartbreaking post:
Got a news tip/information for us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on twitter @thesheetng
BBM Channel: C0042057A
Like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com / The Sheet
This is a 2016 Copyright of thesheet.ng. You may wish to request express approval from thesheet.ng to republish.