The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Nasarawa State has confirmed the release of Blessing Nwapa, the kidnapped Batch A Stream 1 female youth corps member posted to the state.
The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Hajiya Zainab Isah, confirmed the release of the corps member to newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday.
Hajiya Isah said that Nwapa from Abia, who was kidnapped on Friday, Oct. 6, in Udege Mbeki community of Kokona Local Government Area was released on Sunday.
She said the corp memeber was kidnapped on Friday on her way from the bank in company of some other corps members.
Hajiya Isah explained that the NYSC in collaboration with the State Government, security agencies and the Traditional Ruler of Osu Ojiri, Alhaji Halilu Bala-Usman, swung into action to effect her release.
She said Gov. Tanko Al-Makura played a vital role in securing the release of the corps member through the Osu Ojiri whom he communicated with because it happened in his domain.
The governor directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure that the corps member was unhurt and untouched.
The coordinator, however, refuted claims that the youth corps member was raped by her kidnappers,
She said that all necessary medical investigations carried out at Federal Medical Centre in Keffi proved otherwise.
Hajiya Isah said that the female corps member would be taken to Government House on Tuesday to see the governor before any further step would be taken on her case.
Meanwhile, DSP Idrisu Kennedy said efforts are being made to arrest the kidnappers and bring them to justice.