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The Senate on Wednesday, condemned the gruesome murder of a serving Corps member, Chalya Silas, in Kaduna State.
Adopting a motion sponsored by Senator Napoleon Bali (Plateau South), the Senate noted with grief the gruesome murder of the 24-year-old National Youth Service Corps member on the 18th October 2023.
Silas, the only child of her widowed mother was on October 18, 2023, stabbed by hoodlums during an early morning exercise in Kaduna where she was on one year of mandatory serving.
The motion further noted that Chalya was an enthusiastic NYSC member from Langtang-North Local Government area of Plateau State full of Life and promise, who actively contributed to community development projects during her assignment in Kaduna state.
According to the Senate, her untimely demise at the age of 24 underscores the security challenges faced by our nation and serves as a stack reminder of the urgent need for improved security measures and safeguard the lives and aspirations of all citizens including vulnerable individuals like the NYSC members, whose safety in recent times has been threatened by various security challenges.”
The Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, who presided over plenary tasked the security agencies to strengthen the security system to forestall such occurrences.
He said, “The gruesome murder of a girl of just 24 years; we should not allow this kind of murder to continue happening in this country.
“It is therefore important that all our security agencies should be playing the roles they need to do to prevent this kind of murder from occurring on our land in the future.”