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Cultists kill 100-level UNIZIK student in Anambra




A first-year student of the Faculty of Education at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State, has reportedly been killed by  suspected cultists.

Uche Joevita Chigozirim, the deceased student, was reported to have been murdered on Thursday evening.

Dickson Anayochi, an eyewitness, stated that 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,” he said.

“Please help us and let the world know the insecurity situation we are facing here in the UNIZIK environment and that 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 added.

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state police spokesman, described the situation as “very unfortunate.”

He stated that preliminary evidence showed that the incident was cult-related and that authorities were already working with eyewitnesses to identify and apprehend the culprits.

Meanwhile, he stated that police patrols within Awka had been increased.

“The Command will not relent in waging war against cultism and other forms of crime in the state. Recently, we 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.