In Ebem Ohafia, the administrative center of Abia’s Ohafia Local Government Area, a young woman named Chinenye Ajunwa was killed by a stray bullet.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, Chinenye was struck by a stray bullet while soldiers and gunmen were engaged in a gunfight in the area.
A soldier from the 14 Brigade Headquarters, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks, Ohafia, as well as at least three other people were also killed.
The soldiers, according to report, were responding to a distress call from a fellow soldier who managed to avoid being killed in the Ebem hamlet.
When the rescued soldier realized that he was being followed by several armed men, he had gone to the Ebem market to buy food.
He overheard the assailants asking about a soldier that Okada had just brought, according to a source, and fled right away. He then sent an SOS message to the Brigade from his hiding place.
The shooters engaged the soldiers as they mobilized to save him.
Two of the gunmen were killed.
It was while the soldiers were on patrol in the community, after rescuing the other soldier, that they discovered that the gunmen had killed a soldier in the same community.
Chinenye, who was in her shop with her father during the gun battle, was struck by a stray bullet.
The deceased, said to be from Amuta in Isuikwuato local government area resident in Ohafia, died before help could get to her.