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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Abia: Stray Bullet Hits Lady As Soldiers, Gunmen Engage In Shoot Out



The Daily Crucible | Thursday, August 18, 2022

A stray bullet has hit a young woman identified as Chinenye Ajunwa in Ebem Ohafia, headquarter of Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia, bringing down while reclining in her father's shop.

The incident occurred when soldiers and gunmen were locked in a gun duel in the community - the stray bullet reportedly hit Chinenye on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. 

At least three others, including a yet-to-be identified soldier, who was serving at 14 Brigade Headquarters, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks, Ohafia, were also affected. 

It was learnt that the soldiers were responding to a distress call from one of their colleagues who escaped lynching at Ebem community. 

The rescued soldier had gone to Ebem market to buy groceries when he noticed that he was being trailed by some armed men. 

A source said: "He heard when the gunmen were asking about a soldier that Okada just brought and quickly hid somewhere, and from his hideout he sent an SOS message to the Brigade." 

Soldiers were mobilised for his rescue and the gunmen engaged the soldiers. 

Two of the gunmen were taken out.

It was while the soldiers were on patrol in the community, after rescuing the other soldier, that they discovered that the gunmen had attacked another soldier in the same community. 

Chinenye, who was in her shop with her father during the gun battle, was struck fatally by a stray bullet. 

The deceased, said to be from Amuta in Isuikwuato local government area resident in Ohafia, d1ed before help could get to her.

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