By Ikwen Atuaka
A business woman, Perpetua Ubua Friday afternoon died from wounds sustained from a gunshot in Obudu local government area of northern Cross River State.
Perpetua, a wholesale merchant of airtime who won a Kia picanto car from telecommunication company, Globacom almost 10 years ago was shot Friday night between 7:30 and 8:00 PM while returning to her Bekpam layout in Obudu main town residence from her shop outlets.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that Pet as she is fondly called was rushed to a hospital where she received prompt medical attention with sources saying the bullet which went through the drivers door and hit her stomach region, ruptured her small intestine in four places forcing faeces to spill into the stomach.
She was attended to and on Friday morning, she was also rushed to the theatre for an emergency operation to clean more faeces and remained in a critical condition until she died Friday afternoon.
It is currently unclear the motive behind the shooting with her family currently at loss as she is said to have been extremely apolitical, gentle and scared of confrontations.
The Police as at press time could not be reached for comments with the shooting coming almost a month after 25 Police officers were transferred out of the local government which has witnessed an upsurge in crime in the past three years leaving a total of 74 Police officers.
The Police command had promised more transfers will be effected.
Meanwhile, accusations of harassment by the over 30 soldiers deployed to patrol the town, currently fills the air with many wondering how the gunmen escaped after shooting Perpetua.
Family members have remained mum on the matter with one confiding in our correspondent that burying her is the next move even though the circumstances surrounding her death are still mysterious.
Before now, Perpetua had suffered two robbery attacks where hundreds of thousands worth of airtime were carted away alongside cash.
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