A 28-year-old NYSC Batch A corps member, Magdaline Yohana, died in Bauchi on Monday, 1st April 2019 while participating in a parade. Yohana was said to be asthmatic. A source told PUNCH that the corps member, who hailed from Harshuwa, Kwaturu district, in the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was an orphan and the second graduate in her hometown.She was said to have sponsored herself through school. P
UNCH reports that the deceased allegedly complained to an NYSC official at the Wailo orientation camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area, of being asthmatic, adding that she would not be able to participate in the regular parade. However, her claim was allegedly dismissed by the official. “The official told her that corps members were fond of giving flimsy excuses in order to avoid parade,” another corps member alleged. She explained that the next day, the late Yohana took part in the morning meditation despite her earlier complaints.The victim reportedly slumped and was rushed to the camp clinic, but her situation got worse and she was transferred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital in Bauchi, where she died.