A 200L student of Political Science department in the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) was shot dead by mobile phone snatchers along Wilson Idiong street, close to Obio Akpa campus of the University inside Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
According to a report from an eyewitness, the late student tried to resist the unknown gunmen from snatching his cellphone before he was shot dead.
The Head, Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Protocol of the Akwa Ibom State University, Mr. Akaninyene Ibanga, who confirmed the incident, stated that the victim died even though he was rushed down to the hospital immediately for treatment.
A statement from Mr. Ibanga read;
“Late Emem was shot between the hours of 8.30 – 9pm at Wilson Idiong Street, off Ikot Okoro Road, Obioakpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area in an attempt to resist unknown gunmen from snatching his phone. He was rushed immediately to the hospital for treatment which the University Management took over the hospital bills just to save his life but on Saturday late Emem could not survive the struggle with death, so he finally passed on at about 12.30pm.”