NAIJ.com reported that a female corp member serving in Abuja, was shot by suspected armed robbers two days to her passing out. Someone from NYSC and her friends have revealed how she died.
Serving corp member Charity Wadzani Thilza, was reportedly shot by armed robbers barely two days before she was due to complete her service to the nation.
25-year-old Charity was said to have been on her way back from a nightclub in Caribbean, Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday, May 1.
The deceased was said to have been in the company of four female friends and a man, at the club where they had gone to see popular Nigerian musician, Phyno, perform.
According to eyewitnesses, they were trailed by armed robbers after they left the club, and they shot at them, with the bullets hitting Charity and one other lady identified as Lola, who sat at the back.
The robbers reportedly stopped chasing and shooting them when they noticed that the driver of the car was heading towards a police station.
One of the deceased's close friends identified as Thlama Bukar, spoke to Punch, where she revealed that Charity died after she was rejected by the first hospital she was rushed to.
“Phyno performed at the Caribbean (the club) on Sunday. They were coming back home around 3am on Monday when they noticed that a car was trailing them. They took a detour, but the car continued following them. The driver of their car started speeding and the robbers opened fire on the car. Unfortunately, some of the bullets hit Thilza from the back of the car.
Five persons went for the party. One of them is a man, but I don’t know his name. I learnt Lola was also hit by the bullets and has been admitted to a hospital. The incident was reported to the police.
Thilza lived in Zone 6, Wuse 2, and served at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abuja. She clocked 25 years in January. Her corpse will be brought to Maiduguri on Thursday (today). Her father is late. Presently, her mother is not talking; she is very distraught. She was the first child of the family. She has four young siblings.
She was a kind and simple person. I left her and other friends in Abuja on Friday. They accompanied me to the airport when I was returning to Maiduguri. She told me she wanted to join the NSCDC.”
Charity's friends took to Facebook to express their shock over her unfortunate death. See some of their comments below:
Monsurat Abdulrasaq wrote: “Oh, Charity! Our souls are full of pains on hearing of your unfair demise. This got to me like a swift wind. May God comfort your entire family at this tough time. May God bring you comfort. Amen.”
Jabal Gadzama, wrote: “Please, can someone explain what happened to me? I was with her last week during the biometric for our NYSC final clearance. Please, just tell me it is not true.”
The spokesperson for NYSC Abuja, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, confirmed the death saying:
“The victim was our member with code number, FCT/15a/5295. She was supposed to pass out on Thursday (today). We learnt she and her friends went clubbing. When they were coming back around 3am in a flashy car, armed robbers trailed them. When they could not get them, they shot at the car and the bullets hit her.
They tried rushing her to the National Hospital, Abuja, but she died on the way. The family members are in Abuja with the NYSC coordinator. The corpse is with the police. Possibly, it will be released for burial tomorrow (Thursday).”
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