The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Taraba has said the body of another corps member has been recovered from the Taraba river where nine youth corps members had drowned over the weekend.
The recovery brings the number of bodies recovered so far to eight out of nine.
The scheme said that it was working on the recovery of the remaining drowned corps member still missing before releasing details of all the nine corps members involved the unfortunate incident.
Public Relations Officer of the NYSC in Taraba, Mr. Odeh Innuma, disclosed this in an interview with Punch Nigeria at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Sibre, near Jalingo.
Innuma, who said one corpse was recovered on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recovered bodies to eight, said the search for the remaining one whose name he simply gave as Godiya from Kaduna State, was still on.
“We have all the details of the nine corps members involved in that unfortunate picnic tragedy, but it is not in our power to release the information to the media now.
“At appropriate time, the Director General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, will release detailed information about the corps members and even publish same in national newspapers.
“Just yesterday, the DG sent someone to Gashaka where the incident happened and the person has since returned to Abuja. So, we are all waiting to hear from the DG on the next line of action,” he said.
Our correspondent gathered that the recovered bodies have been evacuated from Gashaka Local Government Area where the incident happened.
The bodies have since been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo, the state capital.
Nine corps members had, last Saturday, drowned during a picnic at Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA of Taraba State.