No fewer than 14 persons yesterday escaped death but sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries following an alleged sporadic shooting by a private security aide working for a businessman, in Ifitedunu community Dunukofia Local Government Area, Mr Vincent Udeobi.
The incident happened during Ede Opoto festival in the community.
According to an eye witness, the security aide whose name was simply given as Mongo Park released some shots in the air, perhaps, to scare away the crowd which was following his master who was said to be spraying money.
The gunshots, it was gathered, hit the gate and boomeranged thereby injuring about 14 persons in the process.
The witness said: “He was spreading money but his security personnel were making efforts to stop the crowd following him. At a point, one of his armed thugs shot in the air. It hit the gate and boomeranged. It injured about 14 persons”, an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said.