The sad demise of a final student who was also a student union member has occurred, after being hit by a stray bullet.
The Vice President of the Niger Delta Students Union Government (NDISUG), was killed by a stray bullet in Delta State on his way from church.
It was noted in the reports that, the late young man, named Nzete Ogochukwu Patrick, was a student of Electrical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State. He was the former Chief Whip of the National Association of Delta State Students.
Nzete was returning from Church when a communal clash began in Ogume, Delta State. It resulted in the exchange of Gunshots which later caused his death.
As a result, students poured into the streets of the State capital, demanding that those behind the dastard act should be brought to book.
The protest was led by leaders of various students’ bodies including the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), and National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU).
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 labeled with a criminal tag and that he was one of those fomenting trouble in the community.
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. it is 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.”