Njoku Chigbo -1st Prize Winner
Njoku Chigbo is a 14 year old primary school boy and a native of Ezza South LGA in Ebonyi State. He lives with both parents in a remote village in Ebonyi State.
On one fateful morning, Njoku and his friends were at a riverbank in their neighborhood when they saw a boat mishap. A man and a woman who had earlier come to the river by a motorcycle with the intention of crossing to the other side had boarded the boat and they were being transported with their belongings when the boat capsized. Luckily, the man held on to a trunk in the river but the woman began to drown.
Njoku swiftly and instinctively dived into the river and rescued the woman. After taking the woman to the shore, he got a rope and tied one end around his waist and jumped into the river the second time to savage the motorcycle and other belongings of the victims.
This feat was applauded by the villagers who had now assembled by the riverbank to pull the loosed end of the rope. Njoku saved the victims and their belongings which had sunk into the river. He dived into the river several times to achieve this feat.