A woman simply identified as Geri was shot in the mouth by a group of armed bandits for re resisting their attempt to rape her in Abuja.
Speaking to pressmen, her widowed elder sister,Caroline Anande, disclosed that Geri had not eaten or talked since the fateful day she had the encounter.
It was also learnt that she was discharged and referred to National Hospital or Zaria for further medical attention after spending 10 days at the hospital.
The victim could not talk but could only write down responses relating to the incident, because her tongue was almost cut off, her mouth terribly wounded by bullets robbers shot at her mouth. She could not turn her head either because the bullet hit part of her neck, according to The Sun.
It was learnt that the victim’s tongue was stitched and she she had some sanitary tissues in her mouth to help dry the saliva that was gushing out of the mouth as a result of the incident.
Anande said, “My heart is heavy, I am heartbroken looking at my sister lying in pains, she was supporting me immensely with the little income since my husband died. We had been managing to cope with our lean resources until armed robbers surfaced to wipe sleep away from our eyes.”
She further narrated that: “My sister testified after regaining consciousness on a written note, how a masked armed robber snatched her phone and handbag. Thereafter, commanded her to undress, she pleaded with them, they were two men the unmasked man was behind backing them while the operation was going on. But, they shouted at her to undress amid her pleas explaining that she was menstruating. But these evil agents insisted on raping her
“In the struggle, she screamed loud in fear for help, and that angered the armed man wearing mask that shot a bullet into her mouth and vanished, leaving her unconscious and bleeding.
“It was an okada rider residing within their vicinity that called to inform the sister of the incident.”