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Thursday, 4 May 2017

CORPER KILLED IN ABUJA, ON HER WAY BACK FROM A NIGHTCLUB



The life of a 25-year-old corps member, Charity Thilza, was brought to an abrupt end three days to the completion of her National Youth Service Corps programme in Abuja.
She was killed by some robbers along Wuse 2 Road while she was returning from a nightclub in Carribean, around 3am on Monday.


The ‘passing-out parade,’ which marked the completion of her one-year programme, would hold on Thursday (today). She studied Linguistics and English at the University of Maiduguri.

It was learnt that Charity and four friends, identified as Lola, Bisi, Pooja (an Indian) and a man had attended a show at the club, where a hip hop artiste, Phyno, performed on Sunday.

They were said to be returning home from the party in a car the following day when the robbers gave them a chase.

The assailants reportedly shot at the car repeatedly and some of the bullets pierced through the windscreen and hit Charity, who was sitting at the back. One of the friends, Lola, was said to have also sustained gunshot injuries.

The robbers retreated when they noticed the driver of the car was heading towards a police station.

Charity’s close friend, Thlama Bukar, said she was rushed to a hospital, but was rejected. She said she died on the way to another hospital that she was referred to.

Bukar, who spoke with Punch on phone, said she was together with Thilza until Friday, when she (Bukar) returned to Maiduguri, Borno State, where she lives.

She said, “Phyno performed at the Carribean (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 (Wuse) Zone 6, and served at the Civil Defence 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.”

A colleague, Jabal, 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.

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