Obituary of Chioma Mbionu, UNIZIK Student Who was Killed by Stray Bullet from Unknown Gunmen in Nnewi on Sunday, 3rd October 2021. Several eyewitnesses told LatestNGnews that Chioma Mbionu was reportedly trying to capture for the gram, a few shots and scenes of the operations of the unknown gunmen when she a stray bullet hit her on leg.
She was taken to the hospital but wasn’t attended to due to absence of doctors in the hospital which was as a result of the Nigerian Resident Doctors Strike which was already on-going before that fateful day. Sadly, she died hours later after losing lots of blood.
However, days after the sad event, LatestNGnews reached out a source close to the deceased who identified herself as Chioma’s friend, she narrated that chioma was’t trying to capture anything, but was rather running to safety, in her words;
“Chioma was never making any video of anyone. Her phone was in her bag as we were running for safety. We were coming back from Church service that fateful day.
we stopped at a shoe cobbler to mend a footwear, then we heard the gunshots from UGM, which made us to run into a nearby shop for safety. They were after someone and were shooting sporadically. Chioma was just a victim of stray bullet.”.
Until her sudden death, Chioma was a 300 level a medical rehabilitation student at the Nnamdi Azikwe University and a talented 20-years-old footballer.
She will be laid to rest in her hometown, Awgbu in Orumba North Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, October 27.