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Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha.

Nkwocha died out of a stray bullet during Thursday night gun duel between combined security operatives and hoodlums in Orlu town.

Investigation by The PUNCH revealed that Nkwocha was at her house with her family when the flying bullet hit her.

She was immediately rushed to the intensive care of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where she died on Friday.

A source said, “The woman was in her with her family on Thursday night in Orlu when a stray bullet from the gun battle between security men and gunmen hit her. She lost consciousness. It was difficult taking her to a hospital that night because of the panic nature of the environment.

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“She was later taken to the emergency unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where doctors battled in vain to serve her life. She died on Friday because her case was already bad by the time she was rushed to the hospital.”

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