Cannon shot kills operator in Enugu

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 .
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 a mourning mood 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 .

“ On the day , Mrs Blessing Ogbodo from Ogbata village of Ogbozinne community had hired the deceased who was identified as Kenneth Ogbodo to fire a cannon gun for the celebration of her shrine .

“ It was further gathered that in course of igniting the cannon for explosion , the first cannon allegedly exploded and pierced through his 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 , ’’ he said .

Amaraizu said that investigation had commenced into the unfortunate incident .

( NAN)

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