Uche Jovita Chigozirim, a year-one student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, has been killed by a stray bullet suspected to have been fired by cultists.
Chigozirim was killed at Miracle Junction in Ifite area of the state on Thursday evening.
Speaking on the incident, a colleague of the deceased, Dickson Anayochi, said, “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.
Meanwhile, a midnight fire has gutted the Transmission Company of Nigerian (TCN) station in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital.
The immediate cause of the incident has not been ascertained as of the time of filing this report but it was gathered that a loud bang was heard at the TCN station, located behind the Mechanic Village in Birnin Kebbi metropolis.
It was also gathered that the fire started around 12:30 a.m.
The fire outbreak at the Birnin Kebbi TCN station comes hours after a similar incident on the Kainji/Jebba 330 kilovolt (KV) line triggered the collapse of the national grid, resulting in a nationwide power outage.
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had said that the incident led to about 356.63MW generation loss.