“This is very sad. A new picture has emerged showing the moment some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who went on a picnic at a river in Mayo-Sebri village in Gashaka Local Government Council of Taraba state, took a selfie at the venue before drowning moments later.”
Nine out of the 23 corps members, who went for a picnic on that fateful day drowned. Seven bodies were recovered the following day and two other bodies recovered some days after.
One of the survivors, a male corps member, narrated the tragedy and how he survived. He wrote: “We went for picnic, 23 of us. We went to a waterfall. That was the first place.
“After taking pictures, we went to another side where there are beautiful rocks with clean water flowing under them. The water was very low though. After taking pictures there, eating and drinking, we were about leaving when someone just shouted seeoooh.