Suspected hoodlums on Tuesday night stormed a popular viewing centre, Kaneworld Resort in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, and shot dead a final year student of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) while watching the UEFA Champions League matches, TheNationreports.
It was gathered that a three-man gang, stormed the viewing centre located at 17, Idak Okpo lane, few minutes to the end of the matches involving Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich and shot the victim.
The heavily armed gunmen reportedly ordered viewers to lie face down.
“When they (the criminals) ordered everyone to lie down, the deceased struggled with his Infinix phone and was shot at close range,” Effiong Akpan, a Manchester United fan told TheNation.
According to him, the deceased, Dominic Ubiat, a final year Microbiology student was shot on his groin at close range.
“He ran with patches of blood from the viewing centre and was chased by the hoodlums to his house and died before help could reach him,” another fan added.
The Nation gathered that youths from the area arrived a little too late to take him to the hospital where medics confirmed he died from excessive loss of blood.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ubiat who visited the scene of the incident on Wednesday, lamented that all the years of their son in the university was in vain and vowed to go the extra mile to avenge his death.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Elkana Bala described the incident as “a pure robbery attack.”