Soldier’s stray bullet leaves girl battling for life

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By EGUFE YAFUGBORHI

PORT HARCOURT— THIRTEEN-year-old Jennifer Innocent is battling to save her life at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, after being allegedly hit in the head by stray bullet from an army rifle.

The incident happened Wednesday at the Mile 4 neighbourhood of Obio/Akpor locality in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following a scuffle between an unidentified soldier and a commercial bus driver.

Confirming the incident, Precious Innocent, younger sister to the stray bullet victim who was with her at the time, said:   “I bent down during the fight between the soldier and the bus man. I told my sister to bend down, she refused. Suddenly the army gun went off and she was hit on her head.”

Shattered by the incident, Mrs. Kate Innocent, mother of the affected girl, has called on police and army authorities to fish out the trigger happy soldier whose rife fired the stray bullet.

She also solicited for assistance for proper treatment to save her daughter’s life.

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