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AKSU Polytechnic student resisting phone snatchers shot dead



A 200 level Political Science student of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) was shot dead by phone snatchers along Wilson Idiong Street at the Obio Akpa campus of the University in Oruk Anam local government area of the
Emem Jimmy, was shot dead last weekend while he attempted to resist the robbery.

According to eyewitness report, Emem Jimmy, the victim attempted to resist the unknown gunmen from snatching his phone before he was shot dead.

Mr Akaninyene Ibanga, the Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Protocol of the University, confirming the incident, said the victim died though he was rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.

A statement from Mr Akaninyene Ibanga reads,

“Late Emem was shot between the hours of 8.30 – 9pm at Wilson Idiong Street, off Ikot Okoro Road, Obioakpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area in an attempt to resist unknown gunmen from snatching his phone. He was rushed immediately to the hospital for treatment which the University Management took over the hospital bills just to save his life but on Saturday late Emem could not survive the struggle with death, so he finally passed on at about 12.30pm.”

The best thing to do when you’re confronted by a phone snatcher who is armed.

What to do when your phone is stolen.
No point struggling with a man with a gun, you only live once. Immediately you phone is stole, contact the nearest police station, they’ll take it from there after you’ve shared some information with them. If no assistant is offered, you can self-track the phone if you enabled that feature on your phone. If this proves abortive, reach out to your bank to change your banking passwords for the banking apps on your phone. Also ask you network provider to disable your SIM card and begin retrieval processes.