Stray Bullet Kills UNIPORT Final Year Student Returning From Church In Delta, Student Unions Protest
A 500-level student of Electrical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Nzete Ogochukwu Patrick, has been killed by a stray bullet in Ogume town in Ndokwa West local government area.
Patrick was reportedly on his way home from church when he got hit by a stray bullet on Sunday, August 16 in his community enmeshed in communal crisis.
He was the Vice President of Niger Delta Student Union Government (NDSUG) and one-time National Chief Whip of National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU).
Many of his colleagues and friends confirming his death took to social media to mourn his death.
One Inyiama Vivian on Facebook wrote;
5 years no be 5days.
Death y na. God y is it dat gud pple don’t last. My capable comr. Nzete Ogochukwu Patrick aka pato.
It is so painful u left us in dis final stage of ur struggle. So disheartening dat am typing Rip instead congrats bro. U were a good friend and a superior to me.
A guy with a rare gem.
We will miss u so much Ogo.
Engineering faculty will miss u.
NIDSUG#will miss u
Electrical and Electronics Engineering department will miss u. #Team decency #will miss u more. RIP Ogo. [sic]
Another colleague, Victor Osadebe, wrote;
Shocked and saddened to hear the death of a brother and friend; still can’t believe you’re no more. Comr. Nzete Patrick Ogochukwu, you touched lives, impacted positive changes and left behind incredible legacies. its disheartening to be typing this.
We lost a great friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. My condolences to the family. Rest on brother, until we meet again.
Following his death, students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) and National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU) on Monday, August 17 staged a protest, demanding justice.
The students chanted mournful songs, demanding the unmasking and prosecution of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
They called on the state government to ensure the police investigates Patrick’s killing and apprehend the culprits.