Tears As Stray Bullet Kills Nigerian University Student
A stray bullet suspected to have been fired by cultists has killed a year-one student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday evening at Miracle Junction in Ifite, Anambra State.
The female student was identified as Uche Jovita Chigozirim.
A colleague of the deceased, Dickson Anayochi, who spoke with journalists said Chigozirim was hit by a stray bullet at Miracle Junction.
“This girl, Uche Jovita Chigozirim, a 100 level student of the faculty of Health Science was killed yesterday (Thursday) evening by stray bullet shot by suspected cultists at the popular Miracle Junction.
“Please help us and let the world know the insecurity situation we are facing here in the UNIZIK environment and the state government is not doing anything to improve the situation.
“Please let the Inspector General of Police help us with a checkpoint around Ifite area of UNIZIK because we are tired of complaining to the state government. It’s now a culture we are almost used to. It’s really sad,” he said.
Attempts to reach the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, for reaction were not successful as his mobile telephone line was not reachable.
As of the time of filing this report, the lifeless body of the student was still lying at the crime scene and covered with banana leaves.