According to an eye witness Facebook account, the water was seen gushing out of a Nimp tree.
It was gathered that moments after the discovery was made, villagers from Umuchima, Eziobodo, Ihegwa and environs joined students from FUTO to get their share of the miracle water.
Interestingly, the Vice Chancellor of FUTO, Prof. Cyril Asiabaka was reported to have visited the scene to witness the running out of water from a tree.
I’m marvelled. This happened in my school ( Federal University of Technology Owerri) today.
I was walking home with my friends and saw this huge crowd across the road, we decided to go take a look of what was happening and to know why people were carrying empty kegs and bottles towards the crowd. Lo and behold, there was water gushing out from a tree.
What marvelled me most was seeing students from the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry drink the water. I have nothing else to say, I just hope I don’t hear of the outbreak of cholera, typhoid and so on.
Also, Aniebo Anthony, who wrote for “The Infoscope -FUTO captured the event as follows:
Most of the students struggled to fetch the water as they believed it was a sign from GOD that FUTO is in the hands of God.
An eye witness who spoke to our team on anonymity said “We saw the water coming out of the tree with full force as if it was being pumped and we all rushed to fetch the water because we believe it was from God”.
As at the time of filling this report, we are still yet to ascertain where the water came from as many believed it was from God.
We therefore use this medium to urge FUTO students to take things easy and make sure they get their own water from the tree with their jerry cans before it stops flowing.