A 26 year-old fashion designer, Sefiat Mutiat, who was among the victims of the last Thursday’s clash that occurred between butchers and men of the Oyo State Police Command at the popular Bodija market, Ibadan, the state capital is to undergo surgical operations on her breasts, womb and spinal cords.
DAILY POST recalls that the mayhem which occurred Thursday morning and claimed lives of about six people was as a result of the refusal of butchers in the market to heed to the Oyo State government’s relocation order.
A family source revealed on a programme monitored on an Ibadan – based private radio station at the weekend that Mutiat was in the market to deliver a cloth which she had sewed for one of her customers when she was hit in the neck by bullet.
The family source, who is an elder sister to the victim, revealed that the fashion designer became unconscious immediately she was hit by the bullet, but was later revived at a private hospital she was rushed to by sympathizers.
She revealed further that the mother of one was later referred to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where she is currently lying critical ill at the Emergency Ward.
She said, “It was at the UCH that doctors told us that the bullet had affected one of her breasts, her womb and spinal cords. They told us that if we want her to live normal life again, she has to undergo surgeries.”
Mutiat’s sister, who said the family had spent over N800,000 on medical expenses so far, maintained that there was no hope for the family to raise millions of Naira needed for the surgeries.