President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of a youth corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, in Kano State.
A statement on Wednesday by the spokesman of the president, Mr Femi Adesina, said the order was aimed at unravelling the true circumstances that led to Oladepo's death.
Buhari, according to the statement, commiserated with the families of three National Youth Service Corps members who lost their lives recently during the 2016 Batch 'B' Orientation Programme in three states.
The president who describes the corps members' death as "shocking, sad and unfortunate, regrets that they died in the course of answering the national call to serve.
He asked their families, friends and associates to be consoled by the knowledge that their loved ones paid the supreme price while on national service and not for ignoble reasons.
Buhari also extended condolences to the Director-General and Management of the NYSC over the demise of the corps members; Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, in Bayelsa, Kanoand Zamfara States respectively.
President Buhari enjoined the NYSC management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge.
The president also called on parents andguardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.
President Buhari prayed that God grant the souls of the departed youths eternal rest.