Akwa Ibom Wedding Disrupted As Stray Bullet Hits 15-Year-Old Girl

August 15, 2021
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A marriage ceremony in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State ended in disarray on Saturday after a 15-year-old guest was hit by a stray bullet.

The incident followed an accidental discharge by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) drafted to provide security at the event.

The victim, Veronica Kufre, is receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of a private clinic in the capital of the oil-rich state after three hospitals had refused to admit her.6

It was gathered that the incident occurred at Nsukara community, near the University of Uyo main campus during the rush for drinks and food at the ceremony.

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