Canon Shot Kills Man In Enugu Community

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The Police in Enugu State says that a local cannon shot had killed its operator in Ogbozinne community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.

A spokesman for Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Thursday that the incident took place on March 11.

Amaraizu said that the community had since been thrown into mourning when a cannon gun allegedly exploded and pierced through the back of the operator.

The Police spokesman said that the cannon operator was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty in a general hospital in the area.

According to him one Mrs Blessing Ogbodo from Ogbata village of Ogbozinne community had hired the deceased, Kenneth Ogbodo to fire a cannon gun for the celebration of her shrine but tragedy struck in the course of igniting it.

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The first cannon allegedly exploded and piercing through Mr Ogbodo’s back. He was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty at Agbani General Hospital, while his corpse was deposited at the mortuary of the hospital as well,’’

Amaraizu said that investigation into the unfortunate incident had commenced

 

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