Cannon operator dies in Enugu
A local cannon operator in Nkanu West Local Government area in Enugu state, identified as Mr. Kenneth Ogbodo has been confirmed dead by the Enugu State police after a shot from the cannon.
The spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu confirmed to the press that the man from Ogbozinne community in the Nkanu West go killed on the 11th of March after the cannon exploded then piercing through the operator’s back.
According to Ebere Amaraizu, the cannon operator was contracted by one Mrs Blessing Ogbodo to fire cannon in celebration of her shrine, but in the course of getting it ignited, things took a bad turn as it exploded, piercing through the back of the operator of the cannon. Kenneth was confirmed dead by the Agbani General Hospital.