A tragic incident has occurred at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, resulting in the loss of a young student’s life.
Uche Jovita Chigozirim, a year-one student, was unfortunately hit by a stray bullet allegedly fired by suspected cultists.
The incident took place on Thursday evening at Miracle Junction in Ifite, as confirmed by Uche’s classmate, Dickson Anayochi, who spoke to the press.
Anayochi urged the media to bring attention to the worsening security situation at UNIZIK, expressing disappointment that the state government has taken no action to address the escalating crisis.
He emphasized that these distressing occurrences are becoming normalized for them.
At the time of compiling this report, Uche’s lifeless body still remained at the crime scene, covered with banana leaves.
The response of the police in the state is currently unknown.
“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.