A first class graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo, identifeid as Ukeme Asuquo , died at the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) camp in Zamfara state.
It was gathered that Ukeme passed away on Thursday, December 1, after suffering from Diarrhea.
According to his friend, Victor Jerry Emah, Ukeme never wanted to go for service in Zamfara and was destabilized the moment he received his call-up letter.
Ukeme was a brilliant student who won 4 scholarships as a student and finished as Overall Best Engineering Student in his set.
Read the emotional tribute his friend, Imo Pat wrote below:
“November 21st…… l helped you check your state of deployment online
November 22nd….. We went to itam market to buy our kits for the orientation exercise.
November 23rd…..We all departed Uyo to our respective camps.
December 1st…… I got the sad news that you’re no more.
What a ruthless you world.
Ikpa, whatever reason that made u leave this world so soon is unfair.
But why now?
After all the stress and sleepless nights we went through together for 5years.
You made a First class.
You were overall Best in the ’10 Engineering class,
You won about four scholarships.
You organized free tutorials for junior colleagues and even your own mates.
I really don’t have words to express how felt when I heard the news about the your untimely demise.
…….and I really can’t understand why God allowed this one to happen.
Brotherly, though you are gone, I know your legacies and the impact you created will forever be remembered."
Ukeme's demise brings deaths of corps members in NYSC camps to 3 within the last few days.
The first case was that of a young lady identified as Ifedolapo who was recently deployed to the NYSC orientation camp in Kano.
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The lady had been sick and was refused treatment simply because they thought she had been pretending, in order to dodge the parade.
While the second was a female corp member who bled profusely from her orifices before finally dying at the orientation camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokoma, Bayelsa state.
The deceased was confirmed dead in a hospital in Yenagoa Wednesday, November 30, after she reported to the camp with an ailment that made her to bleed and vomit blood from the openings in her body.