A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Miss Elechi Chiyerum, has died after a strange ailment, which caused her to bleed and vomit a few hours after arrival at the state Orientation Camp at Kaima community in Kolokuma/ Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Chiyerum (27), was a graduate of the Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
She was confirmed dead about 9p.m. on Tuesday, five days after arriving camp. Some corps members claimed the deceased on arrival, at the camp last Thursday, was looking “terribly sick” and could not participate in some opening sessions at the camp.
Some officials of the NYSC claimed that it was a case of “non-disclosure” of state of health by a corps member. It was learnt that a search on her hostel section showed signs of excessive bleeding with clothing and sanitary pads soaked in blood. It was learnt that Chiyerum reportedly relapsed into ill health and was rushed to the sick bay of the camp at about 8p.m.
“The doctor at the NYSC camp clinic immediately referred her to the state-owned Diette-Koki Memorial hospital in Opolo area of the State capital where she was confirmed dead.”