According to his friend, Victor Jerry Emah, Ukeme never wanted to go for service in Zamfara and said he was destabilized the moment he received his call-up letter. Ukeme was a brilliant student who won 4 scholarships as a student. Read the emotional tribute his friend, Imo Pat wrote about him after the cut…
“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.