Unknown Gunmen Kill Corps Member In Imo State
A serving corps member, Ekene Uwaoma, was on Monday, cut down at his prime at Ama-wire Junction by yet to be identified gunmen in Owerri, Imo State capital.
Uwaoma was said to have come to the state to see his mother, Mrs. Mary Uwaoma, when he was murdered,the Punch reports.
Uwaoma, 23, was a 2016 graduate of History and International Studies from the Imo State University, Owerri, and was undertaking his one year National Youths Service Corps programme in Ogun State.
His friend, MacDonald, told our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday that he was with the deceased when the gunmen waylaid them and demanded their mobile phones.
MacDonald said, “We were returning home from where we went to buy food. Suddenly, four boys bearing arms stopped and asked us to surrender our phones. I quickly gave them mine, but Ekene (Uwaoma) refused to surrender his phone.
“They started struggling and I ran away. They shot him on the chest and ran away. They also shot into the air to scare people away.”
MacDonald disclosed that the corps member was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where doctors confirmed him dead.
“The gunmen didn’t go with his phone. It was a pity. This was the first time somebody was killed in my presence. I am heartbroken. His picture keeps appearing in my mind. I can’t bear it,” he added.