An ugly incident occurred yesterday at the Layin Sarki in Tudun-Wada area of Zaria, Kaduna State when a 25-year-old mother of two, Maryam Abubakar was killed by a stray bullet.

The bullet came from the gun fire between the police and some hoodlums in an area.

According to the husband of Maryam, Malam Musa Bawa, who narrated the incident, he said, “The incident happened at Hajiya Kaka Mai-Waina’s house, Layin Sarki, Tudun-Wada, Zaria.

“The incident happened on Wednesday evening at about 6:00pm at my mother in-law’s residence, Hajiya Kaka Mai-Waina at Tudun-Wada.

“Normally, during Sallah period, my wife, her siblings and some of their relations used to converge at the house to celebrate Sallah and use the period to see one another.

“They were upstairs of the house when policemen chased some thugs who ran close to the house, only for those behind my wife to see her slump.”

He added that the wife was hit in eight different places and she has been given four pints of blood to make up for the blood she had lost.

 “As I am talking to you, four pint of blood had been transfused into her because she lost lot of blood before the doctors came to her rescue.”

Confirming the incident was the Police Spokesperson in the State, ASP Aliyu Usman , he said that the investigation of the bullet shows that it was not from the police.

 “Medical report from the doctor attending to the victim indicates that the bullet removed is not our own.

“The woman was hit in eight different places by pellets emanating from either den gun or double barrel. Remember, police don’t use gun powder” he said.