Suspected cultists have killed a first-year student of the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State.
It was gathered that the incident happened yesterday evening,
The deceased student was identified as Uche Joevita Chigozirim.
According to an eyewitness, Dickson Anayochi, Miss Chigozirim was hit by a stray bullet at Miracle Junction, in Awka South Local Government.
“This girl Uche Joevita Chigozirim, a 100-level student of the faculty of health Science was killed on Thursday evening by a 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 IG of Police help us with a checkpoint around the Ifite area of UNIZIK because we are tired of complaining to the state government. It is now a culture we are almost used to. It’s really sad,” he said.
The spokesman of the police in the state, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga described the incident as very unfortunate.
He said the preliminary information revealed that the incident was cult-related, adding that the police were already working with eyewitnesses to identify the perpetrators and arrest them.
Meanwhile he said the police patrol had been intensified within Awka.
“The Command will not relent in waging war against cultism and other forms of crimes in the state. Recently we just remanded 33 suspects in a cult-related incident. We also urge the residents of the state to always alert the police (through the Command’s control room number: 07039194332),” he said.