Cult-Related Shooting Incident Shakes Awka, Anambra State.
In a devastating turn of events, a stray bullet, reportedly fired by unidentified hoodlums suspected to be cultists, has claimed the life of a 100-level female student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.
The incident unfolded late Thursday evening near the well-known Miracle Junction in Ifite Awka, leaving the community in shock and mourning.
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According to eyewitnesses at the scene, the tragic incident occurred as the hoodlums pursued an unidentified tricycle operator, seemingly with the intent to harm. During their chase, they fired several shots, one of which tragically missed their target and struck the unsuspecting student walking along the roadside.
The victim, identified simply as Uche, was pursuing her studies in the medical laboratory department of the institution and had been on her way to the market when the stray bullet ended her life.
Tragic Shooting Incident in Awka
A witness recounted the incident: “The deceased was a 100-level student of the Faculty of Health Science. She was killed on Thursday evening by a stray bullet shot by suspected cultists chasing a tricycle operator at the popular Miracle Junction.
The tricycle driver was shot, too, and he pretended to be dead. Surprisingly, he stood up after a while and escaped when his attackers had left, thinking he was dead.”
The lifeless body of the young student was subsequently taken to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital in Amaku Awka.
Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident and characterized it as cult-related. He assured that the police collaborate with eyewitnesses to identify the culprits and bring them to justice.
Unidentified Cultists’ Stray Bullet Claims the Life
Ikenga emphasized the increased police presence and surveillance in the area while urging witnesses to step forward and provide essential information to aid the ongoing investigation.
He also reiterated the police force’s commitment to combating cultism and other criminal activities in the state, citing recent arrests related to cult-related incidents and encouraging residents to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
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