February 21, 2018

Stray bullets kill pregnant woman

Stray bullets kill pregnant woman

A pregnant woman, identified only as Iya Abdulsalam, has been shot dead, while six others sustained gunshot injuries after hoodlums stormed Jebba Street, in the Oyingbo area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the gang, led by one Itakun, had gone to the area on Thursday, at about 9pm to attack members of a factional group at a drinking joint. They were said to have shot into the air to announce their presence during which a stray bullet hit Iya Abdulsalam, two siblings – Gbenga and Olaoluwa – and four others.

Our correspondent gathered that the woman had visited her husband’s brother in the area and was in front of his shop when the bullet hit her. She and other victims were rushed to a health centre in the community, where she was confirmed dead. Others were said to be responding to treatment.

An eyewitness, Toba Kamoru, said the incident created panic in the neighbourhood as people scampered to safety, adding that one of the hoodlums was arrested by the police on Friday. “There is a woman, who sells herbs and local gins at Cemetery, by Jebba Street; a lot of people usually gather around her in the evening. We were there when we suddenly heard gunshots. We all fled in different directions. Read more 

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