If Sefiat Mutiat, 26, had known that she would be a helpless victim of an avoidable clash between Ibadan butchers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Bodija, she would have resisted all temptations to go in search of a daily bread on Thursday, 28th June, 2018.
Mutiat who is said to be a fashion designer was said to have gone to Bodija market where her shop is located on that fateful day to deliver a completed work to her customer when she was hit by a stray bullet at the neck during the clash in the popular market.
TheEcho recalls that six people were reportedly killed in the mayhem that now leaves Mutiat closer to heaven than earth.
While featuring on a programme on a private radio station in the ancient city, the elder sister of Mutiat revealed that the bullet affected her breasts, spinal cords and womb.
In her narration, after the victim was hit by the bullet, she became unconscious and was rushed to a private hospital by sympathizers.
From there, she was referred to University College Hospital (UCH) where, according to her sister, she is currently at the Emergency Ward.
She said, “It was at the UCH that doctors told us that the bullet had affected one of her breasts, her womb and spinal cords. They told us that if we want her to live normal life again, she has to undergo surgeries.”
She lamented that the family of the victim had spent almost a million on her. According to her, there was no hope for their poor family to raise millions of naira required to conduct the proposed surgeries.
Bodija has since be reopened by the Oyo State Government for commercial activities.