Corps Member Brutally Murdered in Kaduna State - The Top Society

Corps Member Brutally Murdered in Kaduna State

...Police launch manhunt for killers


The Kaduna State Police Command has officially confirmed the merciless killing of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Grace Chalya Silas, in the state.

The spokesperson for the Command, ASP Mansir Hassan, conveyed that the state Police Commissioner, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, has issued a directive to launch a thorough investigation and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for this heinous crime.

Grace Chalya Silas, who was diligently fulfilling her one-year mandatory national service in Kaduna, met a gruesome end during her routine morning jog in Barnawa, Kaduna South Local Government Area, on Wednesday.

Reports indicate that the assailants responsible for her untimely demise remain at large, prompting heightened security measures across the region.

In the wake of this devastating incident, the University of Jos community, where the late Chalya Silas was a student, was engulfed in mourning. Grief-stricken friends and coursemates of the deceased took to social media platforms, particularly Facebook, to express their deep sorrow and commemorate the cherished memories they shared with their fallen comrade.


Comfort Elisha, from the University of Jos, poured out her heart on Facebook,

“No na. What is really happening to Jossite and the Special Education department? We haven’t finished mourning Kekefas Emmanuel, and now it’s Chalya, brutally killed in Kaduna during her morning jogging while serving her fatherland. May your killers know no peace Chalya. This is too much to bear.

“Nevertheless, ASP Mansir Hassan, the Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna Command, in acknowledging the unfortunate event, characterized the passing of the Corps member as “tragic”.

According to Hassan, the Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, in the wake of an emergency gathering of the command’s senior officials, directed the Barnawa Divisional Police Officer and his team to embark on a vigorous pursuit of the individuals responsible for the Corps member’s untimely demise.

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“The victim’s name is Grace Chalya Silas. She was a Corps member serving in Kaduna South.

“When the case was reported to the police, operatives responded swiftly and moved to the scene of the crime where they saw the victim in the pool of her own blood. She was rushed to the clinic, where she was later confirmed dead.

“Since the incident was reported to the police, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, held an emergency meeting with the top hierarchy of command over the matter. We are already in touch with NYSC in the state.

“The CP has directed the Barnawa DPO  and Area Commander, to immediately hunt for killers of the Corps member and fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.”

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