NYSC Member, Miss Bianca Ada Chidi is missing – – An NYSC member, Miss Bianca Ada Chidi has been declared missing in Lagos while returning from Ife, Osun State.
According to her mother, Mrs. Bola Chidi, she was returning from Ife on March 16. She called when she got to Ojodu-Berger in Lagos. She called again when she entered a bus going to Iyana Ipaja.
After a while, she called again that she would soon alight at the last bus stop in Iyana-Ipaja, which is close to Abule-Egba their residence.
Thereafter, she waited for 45 minutes but didn’t hear from her. She then decided to call her but her phone was switched off, and ever since then, her phone has remained switched off.
The 24-year old Miss Bianca Ada Chidi have not been heard from since then, and its six weeks already.
According to her mother, the case of Miss Bianca Ada Chidi has gone to different police stations and even the IGP/IRT department of police to help track her phone line and investigate the matter but there has been no favourable result.
Mrs Biola said the police has been calling that they are investigating the matter and requesting for money in several tranches but she is not satisfied with their investigation.
At a time, she said they told her that Bianca’s phone was tracked to Abule-Egba of which she expected that to yield some positive result but to her surprise, she was told again that the phone is tracked to Ife.
Mrs. Chidi expressed dismay that the police are unable to unravel the case when it was tracked close to Abule-Egba but instead want to be mobilised to Ife.
Is NYSC Uniform now a Curse?
Of late, there has been harvest of deaths of corps members in active service. The rising mortality rate of youth corps members across the federation has become a matter of serious concern. Every now and then, news of corps members missing, kidnapped or being killed make headlines. While some die in the orientation camps, others are killed at their places of primary assignment.
Consequently, the national youth service scheme, which used to be fun at the beginning, is now a nightmare. This frightening development has made parents and guardians think twice as they now see the scheme as posing danger. Many parents are now afraid to allow the children they have suffered to train up to tertiary education embark on a mission that may end in death.
The spate of deaths has made corps members to become endangered species. As the situation is at present, not until a corps member completes the service and returns would the family heave a sigh of relief. Reason is that life could be snuffed out of him/her anywhere, anytime, thereby dashing all the hope reposed on the person by his/her family. There have been cases of families losing the only hope they invested all they have. Such families are perpetually devastated and ruined.
Not long ago, one of our publishers and a food scientist in her own right, Temi Badmus report on how she was almost kidnapped while on NYSC uniform at Ikeja.
This uniform is supposed to protect these servants and not kill them.