Corps Member Dies of Strange Ailment In Bayelsa

A female Member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Miss ‎Elechi Chiyerum was on Wednesday confirmed dead after a strange ailment which caused her to bleed and vomit for few hours after arrival at the State orientation camp at Kaima community of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government area of the State.

Miss Chiyerum, 27, a graduate of the Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, was confirmed dead at about 9pm on Tuesday night five days after arriving camp.

Some corps members claimed the deceased on arrival, at the camp on Thursday, was looking “terribly” sick and could not participate in some opening sessions at the camp.

Some officials of the NYSC claimed that this is a case of “non-disclosure” of state of health by a Corps member. It was gathered that a search on her hostel section showed signs of excessive bleeding with clothing and sanitary pads soaked in blood.

It was gathered that the deceased corps member reportedly relapsed into ill health and was rushed to the sick bay of the camp at about 8pm.

According to sources,” the doctor at the NYSC camp clinic immediately referred her to the State owned Diette-Koki Memorial hospital in Opolo area of the State capital where she was confirmed dead.

It was also gathered that though the untimely death of the Female Corps members casted a gloomy and sad atmosphere on the camp, the State Director, Mr. Ekeocha Anthony addressed corps members and assure them of their safety.

Confirming the development on telephone, Mr. Ekeocha Anthony said the development was a sad one and called on corps members to always inform the authorities of any ill health on time.



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