Anambra: Festival Turns bloody as Businessman bodyguard shot 14 people


The celebration of Ede Opoto festival in Ifitedunu community, in Anambra State turns bloody as no fewer than 14 people yesterday sustained gunshot injuries following an alleged sporadic shooting by a private security aide working for a businessman in Dunukofia council area of the State.

Anambra State

It was gathered that the incident happened during Ede Opoto festival in Ifitedunu community.

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Witnesses said the security aide whose name was given as Mongo Park released the gunshots in attempt to scare away the crowd following his master spraying money.

One of the witnesses who pleaded anonymity, said though the aide did not direct the gunshots at anyone, the shots hit at the gate and bounced back, injuring the victims.

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“He was spraying money when his security personnel who was making efforts to stop the crowd from following him shot in the air. It hit the gate and boomeranged. About 14 persons were injured,” he said.


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