Trigger Happy Soldier shoots student on the breast in Benue

A trigger-happy soldier is in trouble for allegedly shooting a female student while trying to abduct a male who insulted his lover.

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The female student shot by the trigger-happy soldier

(Idoma Voice)
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A trigger-happy soldier serving in Benue State, almost snuffed the life out of a female student of the College of Education in Oju Local Government Area of the state, after he allegedly shot her in her chest region.

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Idoma Voice reports that the lady was shot by the military officer who is a Corporal, while sitting in front of her residence at Lawani hostels, situated outside the school campus.

It was gathered that the trouble that led to the shooting of the lady started a male student identified as Anthony, was alleged to have an issue with a female student who is said to be the soldier's girlfriend, and the soldier went with some of his colleagues in a bid to forcefully take Anthony to their camp called 'Operation Zenda Base' in the town, nut other students prevented the forced abduction of one of their colleague, which led to the shooting of the girl.

A student who witnessed the scene, said:

“For that reason, the soldier on Thursday afternoon, stormed the institution to whisk Anthony to the ‘Operation Zenda’ base in Oju, but fellow students resisted the move. He was asked to get an approval from the institution’s management before taking the student away.

At that point the angry soldier went away, promising to come back. That evening, the soldier went back to the institution with some of his colleagues to abduct the said Anthony but were resisted by students in the institution who also aided Anthony to escape.

Vexed by the action of the students the soldier opened fire with his riffle and the innocent girl who was sitting by the door of her room got hit at the side of her chest.

She was rushed to Adoga Hospital in Oju where she was given two pints of blood because she had lost so much blood and thereafter rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), for further treatment because the bullet could not be extracted and her condition was deteriorating.

As I speak, we cannot ascertain the condition of the student but the Army Corporal has been arrested by the Police in Oju and transferred to the Command Headquarters in Makurdi.”

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