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A one-year- old boy, Chimelum Nwike, has survived the tragic attack of gunmen who invaded St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State on Sunday.

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 died on Sunday night after surgical operation.
He said,“On Sunday morning, my wife and my son left for church about 6a.m.
After a while, we started hearing gunshots and subsequently 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.”



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