AKSU student allegedly set ablaze by petrol retailer amid fierce argument
A young 200-level student of Akwa Ibom State University, AKSU has been hospitalized after a petrol retailer set him ablaze over a fierce argument.
The 200-level student of the Department of Philosophy, AKSU, Enwongo Akpa got set ablaze by an indigene of the State following a verbal altercation.
The incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday, July 10 when the young lad claimed that the indigene, who happens to be a petrol retailer, was selling adulterated fuel, which the indigene refuted.
As things got a bit out of hand, the undisclosed community resident poured petro on him and ignited a spark causing the student to sustain severe degrees of burn.
Akpan was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment but was later transferred to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) for proper treatment.
The school authorities and Police are said to have swung into immediate action.
Sharing the story, a Facebook user identified as Remedy Effiong wrote:
“LIVE: ENWONGO AKPAN WILL SURVIVE.
It’s a sad Sunday afternoon in the academic community of the Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus, Oruk Anam LGA as Comrade Enwongo Akpan, my friend, a 200 Level student of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts was a victim of an accident where a road side fuel retailer poured him fuel and set him ablaze after an argument on the fuel been adulterated.
Enwongo has now responded to treatment at the Mercy Hospital, Abak and in the next few minutes will be transfered to the UUTH, Uyo for more adequate attention.
I personally appreciate the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nse Essien, The Dean Student Division, Dr. Monday E Dickson and Hon. Sampson Idiong for their swift response as they’ve assured immediate security actions against the culprit.
I call on my colleagues and Comrades to keep calm as the Vice Chancellor, Dean of Students and Village Head are headed to Udoidiong junction to calm the situation on ground. I further plead to Akwa Ibom State Government that ADEQUATE MEASURES OF SECURITY be taken to keep the students safe in Obio Akpa community safe as the clashes between students and indigenes have become reoccurring and uncontrollable in recent times.
SOLIDARITY FOREVER! 👊🏽.”
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