Glory Nkwocha, a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has been killed by a stray bullet in Orlu, Imo State.
The incident happened on Thursday night in a gun duel between hoodlums and a combined team of security operatives.
Nkwocha was however not at the battle, she was at home with her family when the bullet felled her. She was immediately rushed to the intensive care of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where she died on Friday.
She was said to have left a young family behind.
Lowell Chimeziri, spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, said an investigation has been launched into the incident, adding that her corpse has been deposited in a morgue.