Fifty members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State who had been held captive by villagers in Assakio, Adogi and Shige, Lafia Local Government yesterday set free.

Liveschoolnews.com.ng gathered that the fifty corps members were held hostage by the villagers following an intelligence report that the collation and returning officers absconded.

Narrating their ordeal to reporters in Lafia, the state capital, one of them, Mr. Adamu Anzalu, said they and others were picked up by security operatives on Shendam Road, close to Assakio where they were held captive.

He said they were held hostage because the collation and returning officers absconded and the villagers insisted that unless the officers arrived, they would not release them.

Anzalu said: “I have to persuade the villagers that the results would not be altered before we were released 20 hours after.

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