Police Confirms Local Cannon Kills Operator
Spokesman for Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu , said in a statement on Thursday that the incident took place on March 11.
Amaraizu said that the community had since been thrown into a mourning mood when a cannon gun allegedly exploded and pierced through the back of the operator.
The Police spokesman said that the cannon operator was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty in a general hospital in the area.
“On the day, Mrs Blessing Ogbodo from Ogbata village of Ogbozinne community had hired the deceased who was identified as Kenneth Ogbodo to fire a cannon gun for the celebration of her shrine.
“It was further gathered that in course of igniting the cannon for explosion , the first cannon allegedly exploded and pierced through his back .