A stray bullet fired by a suspected cultist has killed a four-month-old baby boy in Amaenyi, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The Nations reports that the sad incident happened when the little boy was with his mother inside a tricycle popularly known as Keke.
The mother of the baby, a resident of Nkwelle Awka, had boarded the tricycle from Eke Awka market and was heading home when the stray bullet allegedly from a suspected cultist suddenly hit her baby.
A source from the family said the baby died on the spot while the mother, identified as Mrs. Okoro sustained serious injuries in her hands from the bullets.
“The woman was returning from Eke Awka market and boarded Keke coming to Amenyi because she lives at Nkwelle Awka.
“Along the line, a stray bullet from the gun of a suspected cultist hit them inside the Keke and killed the baby instantly and injured the mother too,” the source said.
The source which described the incident as painful, said the deceased was dedicated in the church three weeks before his untimely death.
“The baby was dedicated in the church on 12th of July, three weeks later he was killed,” the source added.
It was learnt that the case was reported at the Central Police Station. A police officer at the station told newsmen that the case was being investigated.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a baby was nearly killed by a stray bullet allegedly fired by a police officer in Porth Harcourt.