Friends on social media are mourning a young lady, simply identified as Damsel, killed by stray bullet during a gun duel between the Nigerian Army and unknown gunmen in Ebem Ohafia, Abia State, yesterday, August 18th, 2022.
AbaCityBlog reports that during the shootout which thrown the community into panic, two unknown gunmen and a yet to be identified soldier attached to the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, was killed.
Military sources told Vanguard that soldier attached to the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, were responding to a distress call from their colleague in Ebem community where he was attacked by the unknown gunmen, but later rescued from his hideout.
The soldiers, according to reports, killed two of the unknown gunmen in the ensuing gun duel.
“The deceased soldier was on errand in the community when he was attacked and killed by the unknown gunmen who trailed him to the area,” military sources told Vanguard.
Meanwhile, a shop owner from Amuda in Isuikwuato council area, simply identified as Damsel, died from a stray bullet during the gun duel between the soldiers and the gunmen.
Damsel was said to have lived in Ohafia with her family, before her life was cut short by a stray bullet.
Mourning her friend, a Facebook user, Ihuoma Concillia, said Damsel was her very good friend. She decried the situation where citizens cannot walk freely without fear of being shot or hit by stray bullet.
“I am so pained right now 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Damsel why? Why now😭😭😭 Ohafia has taken away a Friend and a course mate.
“What is this country turning into? Citizens cannot walk freely without the fear of being shot or hit by a stray bullet 😡😡. Now they have taken away a friend 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭.
Rest in Peace my good friend Damsel.
May God in His infinite Mercy grant you Eternal Rest. Amen💔💔💔💔💔
Another heartbroken friend of Damsel, who hails from Ohafia, wrote;
“The killings in my community is getting out of hand yet there is silent, APC government, soldiers what have we done wrong, Ohafia used to be peaceful, our Leaders have failed us, Damsel why 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
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