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Stray bullet from hoodlums, Security operatives gun duel kills NSCDC officer

Stray bullet from Thursday night’s gun duel between combined security operatives and hoodlums in Imo State has killed a female Officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Imo State.

The officer, Mrs. Glory Nkwocha, it was learnt, was hit by a stray bullet during the gun duel that left no fewer than 11 bandits dead.

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

When contacted, the spokesperson for the NSCDC in the state, Lowell Chimeziri, confirmed her death.

Chimeziri said that the deceased’s corpse had been deposited in a morgue.


He disclosed that the command had launched an investigation with a view to ascertaining the bullet that hit her.

The spokesperson said: “Yes, I can confirm it. She was hit by a stray bullet in Orlu on Thursday and regrettably, she died in a hospital on Friday.

“Her remains have been deposited in a morgue. We have launched an investigation and in a few days time, we will make our findings public.”

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