Body of Corps member who died during AFCON semifinal match departs Adamawa for his hometown

GodGift Ifunanya
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The body of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Yunusa Peter, who died during the AFCON semifinal match between Nigeria and South Africa, has departed Yola, Adamawa State to his hometown in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State for final interment. 

LIB reported that Yunusa slumped and died while watching the match which ended in a penalty shoot out in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Wednesday, February 7. The Super Eagles ended up winning the match.

The 26-year-old Community Health graduate of Shehu Idris College of Health Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State, was due to complete the compulsory national youth service program on October 31, 2024. 

Until his death, Yunusa was teaching Chemistry at Government Secondary School Numan.  

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Secretary to Numan LGA, Adamawa State Elder David Belu Alfredmond, alongside the Principal of Government Secondary School Numan, management, staff of the college, Corps members and students were at Numan bridge on Saturday, February 10, to pay farewell.

He will be laid to rest on Sunday, February 11.

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