A level 500 student of Electrical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), has reportedly died after he was hit by a stray bullet in Ogume town in Ndokwa West local government area.
Reports say the deceased identified as, Nzete Ogochukwu Patrick, was on his way home from church when the bullet hit him.
The bullet was from a renewed communal clash within his community which resulted into the exchange of Gunshots which later caused his death.
After the death of the student, His colleagues 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) in Delta state, staged a protest over Ogochukwu’s death.
They called on the state government to ensure the police investigates Nzete’s killing and apprehend the culprits.
Other students such as the ones from National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) and National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU) also joined the protest.
Clad in black attires and armed with placards of various inscriptions, the protesting students said they were further peeved by unconfirmed reports in some quarters that the deceased student was being labelled with a criminal tag and that he was one of those fomenting trouble in the community.
His colleagues and friends have taken to social media to mourn his death.
Inyiama Vivian 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.
￼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.”