Soldiers reportedly shoot computer science graduate and a lecturer in Imo

Obinwannem News Soldiers reportedly shoots computer science graduate and a lecturer in Imo

A computer science graduate of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, identified as Chimaobi Nwaokoro; and one lecturer (Pastor) Steve Ndukonye in Owerri, were said to have been shot by men of the Nigerian military Monday.

Reports gathered by Obinwannem, states that Chimaobi had just graduated from the Polytechnic, awaiting a call up letter from the National Youth Service Corp.

According to narration by an eyewitness, the victims were riding in a highlander SUV along Naze junction, Owerri on Monday, before the incident took place.

The eyewitness told our correspondent that the soldiers heavily rained the SUV that was being piloted by Pastor Ndukonye, with bullets; mistaking it to another highlander believed to have been used in kidnap operation same day.

Including Nwaokoro, and Ndukonye, was one Victor (the three were in the same vehicle), Nwaokoro’s friend, who was hit on his shoulder and ear. Victor happens to be the only survivor; whereas, Nwaokoro, and pastor [Ndukonye] died on the spot.

Chimaobi Nwaokoro who was hit on his stomach was rushed to Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where he gave up; having lost so much blood.

Meanwhile, Promise Nwaokoro, Chimaobi’s brother, said his brother was returning from church service in the company of the pastor, and Victor.

Amid the uproar in Umuezeala Nsu, Ehime Mbano, home town of the slain student; Simeon Nwaokoro, father of the slain student has asked the Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma to find the killers of his son in the interest of justice.

For the past few weeks, various communities in Imo state have been thrown into turmoil following attacks by the Nigerian military men.

The tension continue to grow as officers of the Eastern Security Network ESN, refused to let the attacks ochastrated by the Nigerian soldiers unchallenged.

It has been reported that not less than five civilians have been killed, by both stray bullets and targeted shots fired by soldiers.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News