A 15-year-old lady, Veronica Kufre, has been hospitalised after she was hit by a stray bullet throughout a marriage ceremony in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
She is at present admitted on the intensive care unit of the Life Care Clinic, Udosen Uko Street, Uyo after three hospitals had been mentioned to have declined to confess her.
The incident occurred at Nsukara neighborhood, close to the University of Uyo essential campus through the rush for drinks and meals on the ceremony, The Punch studies.
A supply on the marriage ceremony mentioned the safety officers, considered one of whom allegedly fired the stray bullet, had been on the ceremony to make sure peace and safety.
The supply mentioned hassle began when “the two security officers had joined other guests to help themselves with food but unfortunately, the firearm was still in his hands when the sudden discharge occurred and sent the couples and other guests scampering for safety.
“But one of them was quick to re-direct the nozzle of the gun to the ground and pump the rest of the bullets in, however, the fragments had already hit the victim, who was close to the security official.”
The supply added, “At first, we thought it was the usual gunshots that security officials would fire during burial, wedding and other ceremonies to keep the place lively, but when the young girl collapsed on the ground with blood spill, we discovered the devil was at work to kill our joy.”
The Commander of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abidemi Majekondunmi, confirmed the incident.
He mentioned, “We received information about the incident, we immediately activated the system structures to verify what happened. Most importantly, the victim is in a very stable condition.
“Meanwhile, an in-depth investigation is on course.”