The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has dismissed speculations of plans to….deploy serving and prospective corps members for military operations to restore democracy in troubled Niger Republic.
Recall in July 2023, Niger soldiers announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from office in a coup.
The soldiers said they have dissolved the constitution, suspended all institutions, closed the country’s borders, and held the president hostage.
However, a video circulating on social media alleged that corps members would be deployed to fight a war for the restoration of democracy in the country.
In a statement on Saturday, Eddy Megwa, NYSC director of press, said the information is false.
Megwa said corps members and their parents should disregard the information, which he described as capable of subverting the peace of the nation.
The statement read; “the attention of NYSC management has been drawn to a video circulating on the social media alleging that corps members would be deployed to Niger Republic by the federal government to fight a war for the restoration of democracy in the country.
“Management wishes to state that there is no iota of truth in the story fabricated by the purveyor, a skit and content creator, purposed to drive traffic to his platform.
“The general public, especially corps members, prospective corps members and their parents should disregard the story which borders on criminality in its entirety.
“Content and skit makers are strongly advised to desist from spreading false information capable of subverting the peace of the nation. Law enforcement agencies will stop at nothing to bring the purveyors of the story to justice,” the management of the scheme warned in the statement.