A young girl at the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State, is presently devastated - she was raped while her 30 year old fiance was shot in the head.
Vanguard reports that unidentified gunmen attacked this girl who was celebrating her birthday with her fiance, last Saturday.
The girl’s boyfriend, identified as Sunday Ozioko, took out his lover in his new Toyota Camry saloon car as part of the birthday celebration, tragedy however struck when, gunmen, reportedly rode in a motorcycle, blocked the vehicle along Orba Road at 6.30p.m., took over the car and sped off through Orba Market to Obollo-Afor. They stopped at Alor-Ano CommunitySecondary School, raped the girl and shot her fiancé, who survived the attack, but was said to be in critical condition.
A source revealed that when the two gunmen were through at 9:30p.m., they gave the victim N500, having been dropped off at Odolu in Kogi State.
Realising that the girl could identify them later, the bandits allegedly made for the girl again, who was able to escape through a path that led her to a crusade ground, where Adonai Faith Assembly was having a vigil.
The girl was said to have narrated her ordeal to the congregation, who she told her fiancee was still lying in his pool of blood.
According to a source, the pastor of the church immediately swung into action, reached out to the police at Nsukka Urban, who quickly rushed him to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka.
Efforts made to speak with the victim at his hospital private ward proved abortive as his relations barred press men from seeing him.
Sunday Ozioko has, however, been transferred to UNTH, Enugu, for a surgical operation on his head.