Armed Robbers Kill 9 Months Pregnant Woman In Calabar Cross River State

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July 18, 2016 – Armed Robbers Kill 9 Months Pregnant Woman In Calabar Cross River State

Over the weekend, some suspected  armed robbers killed a mother of two, Chidinma Obiechina, who was also nine months’ pregnant in Calabar, Cross River State. The victim’s husband, Mr. Echem Obiechina, who spoke with journalists in Calabar, narrated events which led to his wife’s death. Obiechina said two men accosted his nine-monthold pregnant wife, who was due for delivery on July 27, and attacked her on her way from her shop.

The husband, said the incident took place at Ikot Nkebre, 8th Miles in Calabar municipality. He said: “The shop is a stone throw from my house. She closed the shop a few minutes to 8p.m. (on Saturday) and was strolling down to the house when she was attacked by two men.

“They initially tried to snatch her handbag where the money of the entire sales for the day was but she tried to hold strongly to it. In the process, they hit her right in her belly; that was how she fell down. Immediately she fell down, the robbers took off with her handbag. “I was coming back from work at that same time. What I heard was the cry of pains, calling for help.

I rushed to where she was, picked her up and rushed her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost.” Obiechina said Chidinma, who left behind a fouryear- old boy and a two-yearold girl, was booked for delivery on July 27 for her third child.

He wondered why the robbers did not take the bag without killing his wife. Chidinma’s body has been deposited in the mortuary of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. Meanwhile, a former Deputy Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Patrick Ene, has decried what he called incessant robbery attacks in the area.

Ene said before the incident which claimed the pregnant woman’s life, residents were robbed on a daily basis. He said: “Please, let His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, know that Nkebre is under siege.” The former lawmaker appealed to government to extend its security apparatus to cover Ikot Nkebre community as, according to him, the people now sleep with one eye closed.

[Daily Telegraph]

12 thoughts on “Armed Robbers Kill 9 Months Pregnant Woman In Calabar Cross River State

  1. The rich and powerful fortify themselves with security personnel but ordinary citizens cannot stroll even a short distance from shop to safety of their home in early evening without being assailed by robbers and other hoodlums. Insecurity everywhere and evil having a field day. God Have Mercy on Nigeria a beg!!!
    RIP to the dead and may God console her family.

  2. Calabar was not like this when Imoke was there. It seems like a pack of criminals have been unleashed on that city. The rate of criminality has increased and I wonder what Ayade is doing, or not doing, to curtail all this.

    May God comfort this widower!

  3. Those responsible for her death will never go unpunished. The wrath of God must surely befall on them this week. May her soul and that of her unborn child rest in the bossom of the almighty.

  4. That’s sad. Probably by now this hoodlums will be blaming one another for hitting the woman on her belly which eventually caused her death. Whatever the case maybe doesn’t justify such gruesome killing. How much in that bag was huge enough to take a pregnant woman’s life? We will appeal to the governor to listen to the plea of the formal deputy speaker to bring in more security to that region. Meanwhile,I will strongly advice that whenever we are caught up in such robbery attack let’s obey their commands to save our lives that moment. Nothing on this planet can be compare or equal to our precious life.

  5. Rip..but why on earth did u drag the bag with them? Two men? With your condition? Most people just die of ignorance and stupidity..

  6. She should have given them the bag naa, chai! What will one do again in this country? RIP anyway and those that killed you in your condition, they will live to suffer and regret it.

  7. Sooooo painful, so provoking, so touching. Asumably, the robbers have just killed two people in one.
    Again, its possible that the woman could be carrying Twins or even Triplets.
    What a loss?

    Be that as it may, I still wanna blame the woman for acting so silly. Why struggling a bag with robbers that you could have let go and saved your dear life and that of the unborn child, then go home and tell the story?
    How much did the bag contain compare to your life?

    MORAL LESSON FOR ALL:- Dont ever argue or struggle anything with robbers.

    Thought I declare that all the good people on this prestigious Site will have a robbery-free, accident-free, sickness-free and tears-free year. (Amen)

    RIP to the dead. As for the robbers, I leave them in the Hands of God and at the mercy of the next available angry Thunder in Heaven.

    Smh….

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