Mum and 14 month old daughter killed by stray bullets from Festac Bank robbers
A mother and her 14 months old daughter were killed after
being hit by stray bullets when robbers laid siege close to
their house at Block 8, 23 Road House in Festac Town,
Lagos, shooting sporadically from a machine gun during a
bank robbery in Festac.
Uju, one of the residents of Block 8, where the stray bullet
hit Mrs. Jane Beluchukwu-Ndirika, a nurse and her 14-
month-old daughter Nmesoma said:
“While the shooting was going on, every one laid on
the floor in their respective apartments. I was with
Jane in her parlour while her child was inside the
mother stood up to carry her. As she was coming to
the sitting room with the baby, a stray bullet
perforated the window, hit the baby in the chest and
also got the mother on the left side of her shoulder.
Immediately, she took the child back to the room
and started shouting for help. Nobody came to her
rescue because people were running helter skelter
for dear life.”
However, when the dust settled, a neighbour,
identified as Irabor Sunday, reportedly rushed them
to Mother and Child Hospital at the First Gate in
Festac where they were confirmed dead.
was, thereafter, taken back to the house while her
mother was rushed to Lord’s Chosen Church where
a prayer session was organised for her revival.
Vanguard gathered that at 3pm, her corpse was
taken to Igando General Hospital mortuary where
she worked as a nurse.