Mrs Glory Nkwocha, an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State was killed by a stray bullet.
She died after she was hit by a stray bullet during a gun battle on Thursday night which took place between security operatives and hoodlums in Orlu town.
The PUNCH reported that Nkwocha was at the comfort of her home with her family when the flying stray bullet hit her. Mrs Glory was rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri where she was pronounced dead on Friday.
A source said,
“The woman was with her family on Thursday night in Orlu when a stray bullet from the gun battle between security men and gunmen hit her. She lost consciousness. It was difficult taking her to a hospital that night because of the panic nature of the environment.
“She was later taken to the emergency unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where doctors battled in vain to serve her life. She died on Friday because her case worsened by the time she was rushed to the hospital.”
The source added,
“Insecurity in Imo is getting out of hands. The woman left a very young family. Her children are young and her husband is a young man, too. The family is very devastated. This death is very unfortunate. She was a very kind person.”
Confirming the tragic incident, Lowell Chimeziri, the spokesperson for the NSCDC in the state said the deceased’s corpse had been sent to a morgue. He added that circumstances surrounding her demise is yet to be unraveled by the command.
The spokesperson said, “Yes, I can confirm it. A stray bullet hit her in Orlu on Thursday, and regrettably, she died in a hospital on Friday. Her remains had been deposited in a morgue. We have launched an investigation and in a few days, we will make our findings public.”