Just two days after the death of a first class female corp member in Kano State National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, orientation camp, another death has followed. This time, the spirit of death travelled to Zamfara state NYSC camp, stealing the life of another first class graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo, identified as Ukeme Asuquo Monday.
It was gathered that Ukeme died on Thursday, December 1, after suffering from Diarrhea. He was so intelligent that he won 4 scholarships as a student and finished as Overall Best Engineering Student in his set.
Sharing a screen grab of one of his final conversations with late Ukeme Asuquo in which he revealed that he (the deceased) was never comfortable with the idea of going to Zamfara for service and was destabilized the moment he received his call-up letter, Ukeme’s friend, Victor Jerry Emah, wrote:
“I should have known… I should have paid more attention to what you were saying. Your body, spirit and soul rejected that posting… I should have had the powers to relocate you. I should have listened closely… All is not well Ukeme Monday, don’t tell me that!”
Read the very 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.”
This incident brings deaths of corps members in NYSC camps to 3 within the last few days.