Investigation yesterday revealed that a female officer of the NigeriaSecurity and Civil Defence, NSCDC, Mrs Glory Nwokocha, who was hit by a stray bullet, inside her house, from the gun battle between the “Unknown gunmen” and security operatives, could not be rushed to the hospital immediately due to fears of flying bullets.
An eyewitness who spoke to Vanguard in Owerri said that as a result of which her bullet injury was said to have been worsened and shortened her chances of survival.
He said: “This woman would have survived it. What happened on that Thursday was terrible. The situation was so difficult. Those around were ready to take her to the hospital to treat her but the sound of bullets, gunshots everywhere and people were running for their lives and fear could not allow anybody to go out.