Nine corps members serving in Gashaka local government area of Taraba state drowned at a river while on picnic in Taraba State.
Police said seven bodies were recovered yesterday, 24 houra after the accident. Two more were yet to be reovered.
Gashaka is near the Mambilla Plateau.
It was learnt that the sudden increase in the volume of water in River Mayo Celbe, Taraba was responsible for the drowning of nine corps members who were swimming during a picnic party, the police said.
Police Spokesman David Missal said: “Information available to our disposal reveals that 22 Youth Corps members serving in the state were on a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident happened.
“We were made to understand that while they were swimming, there was a sudden increase in the volume of water which carried nine of them away.
“We have so far recovered Seven corpses while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress,” he said.
State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Florence Yaakugh also confirmed the incident.