A 4-month old baby boy reportedly lost his life inside a Keke in Amaenyi, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The deceased was said to be in the warm palms of the mother when he died from the strayed bullet of a suspected cultist.
The mother of the baby, a resident of Nkwelle Awka, was said to have boarded the tricycle from Eke Awka market and was heading home when the stray bullet suddenly hit her baby.
A neighbor to the victim who identified himself as Sunny, said the baby died on the spot while the mother sustained serious injury in her hands from the bullets from a suspected cultist.
“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,” he said.
Describing the incident as painful, the neighbor disclosed that 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.
A police officer at the Central Police Station where the matter was reported told the DAILY VENDOR that the case was being investigated.