10 Aug Anambra Church Massacre: A Year Old Boy Survives Gunshot Wound, Losts Mum
Amidst the numerous death lined up after Sunday’s attack at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, a one-year- old boy, Chimelum Nwike, has survived the injury sustained from the tragic attack of gunmen.
The father of the boy identified as Mr Peter Nwike who also lost his wife to the massacre on Sunday has narrated how his son survived the gunshot injuries.
Speaking at the Children’s Ward of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nwike revealed that the boy was shot on his mother’s back and the bullet came out through his abdomen.
Nwike, however, said the baby’s mother passed on Sunday night after surgical operation.
He said, “On Sunday morning, my wife and my son left for church about 6 a.m.
After a while, we started hearing gunshots and subsequent shouts and weeping.
“I rushed to the church. On getting there, I met my son lying in a pool of blood on the floor alone.
“I did not know they had taken my wife to the hospital. I picked my son and we were rushed to this hospital but my wife died after operation that night.
“I am from Ezza in Ebonyi State but I live at Umuezekwe Ofufe Amaka in Uzoakwa, Ozubulu where the incident took place.
“They shot my wife several times. A bullet hit my son in the back went out through his abdomen. The boy is responding to treatment but my wife is now in the mortuary.”