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Festac Robbery: Mother & 14 Month Old Daughter Killed by Stray Bullets



Mother and Child

The robbery that took place on Monday was tragic not only for the banks involved, but also for the residents around the area.

According to several online reports, the robbers fired gunshots sporadically at some houses in the area to prevent residents from raising any alarms.

Unfortunately, some of those bullets hit a mother, Jane Beluchukwu-Ndirika, and  her 14-month-old daughter,  Nmesoma, killing them.

A resident of the house who was present during the incident said:

“While the shooting was going on, every one laid on the floor in their respective apartments.  I was with Jane in her parlour while her child was inside the room.  Suddenly, the child started crying and the mother stood up to carry her.

As she was coming to the sitting room with the baby, a stray bullet perforated the window, hit the baby in the chest and also got the mother on the left side of her shoulder. 

Immediately, she took the child back to the room and started shouting for help. Nobody came to her rescue because people were running helter-skelter for dear life.”

After the robbers left, the victims were immediately rushed to the Mother and Child Hospital at the First Gate in Festac where they were confirmed dead.

Our condolences go out to Jane’s family and loved ones.

Photo Credit: Vanguard


  1. kimora

    October 14, 2015 at 11:08 am

    This is really heart-breaking.My heart bleeds. May their souls have enternal rest in the bossom of our Lord God.
    May these armed robbers never have peace until they’re cut and sent to their graves.May all their evil deeds backfire back on them.

    • nnenne

      October 14, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Amen! @ Kimora.

    • Kimmy

      October 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm


    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm


    • hmm

      October 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      According to the typical christian preaching, when the robbers repent, their sins are washed away and they don’t have to pay for this crime…. so in line with that, the thieves will be totally forgiven with this if they repent tomorrow right???
      or am i the only one that sees anything wrong with such interpretations of the bible?

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      October 14, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      What utter nonsense??
      Yes, bible promises forgiveness but it does not say you wont suffer the consequences.
      For every action under the ‘SUN’ there are consequences. Whilst I kinda get your logic at taking a dig and presuming these people may be free based on accepting Christ does not mean they won’t serve the punishment ordained either by law or moral..
      Pls do not ever make this about religion. DONT. x
      So upset by this. I do hope justice is served.

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      October 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      now I am wondering maybe she should have crawled to cradle the baby instead of walking but why should she?? if another human wasn’t so selfish and senseless.

    • t

      October 15, 2015 at 12:26 am


    • Yanmbeyanmbe

      October 15, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      hmm thats not a Bible teaching. They will pay for their sins. If they in future repent in the presence of God, they will equally hand themselves over to Nigeria govt telling them the various crimes they have comitted, whatever the govt decide to do its left for the govt. Now God can forgive which does not mean they will not be punished, but God will now spear them from eternal death.

  2. Xristybabes

    October 14, 2015 at 11:20 am

    What a loss!i pray that God please console this family as this is really hard to bear!

  3. Mizzy

    October 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

    oh Lord… Rest in peace lil 1 and mother

  4. bussy

    October 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I mean!!!!! How do you explain that you were even in the comfort of your own home when this happens to youuuuuuu!!! so sad.

    Hope all shall shall be well with the rest of us in Nigeria!!!!

  5. Zayt

    October 14, 2015 at 11:47 am

    This is so unfair..! 🙁 May their souls RIP

  6. yeemmy

    October 14, 2015 at 11:47 am

    wrong information. She was died on arrival at Alimosho General Hospital where she works

    • Anon

      October 14, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Wrong information? Where? Please point it out.

      This is very sad and heartbreaking. May they rest in peace.

  7. yeemmy

    October 14, 2015 at 11:51 am

    wrong information. She died on arrival at Alimosho General Hospital where she works

  8. Mummy jojo

    October 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This is too sad, even more sad because I also have a 14 month old……Rip

  9. Omoté

    October 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Ha! God! May these boys never know peace! May the blood of this mother and child continue to hunt them! Lord may we never find ourselves at the right place at the wrong time, if only she had known she’d have left the child crying in her bed n stayed flat on the floor. May their souls find peace.

  10. tammy

    October 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    May the devil be their companion the rest of their miserable lives

  11. jide

    October 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    This breaks my heart.

  12. Adaeze Writes

    October 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Awww…this breaks my heart! Such a waste!
    May their souls rest in God’s bosom. Amen.

  13. Concerned 9ja

    October 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Apparently police arrived an hour after all the commotion! !

  14. peka

    October 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    May the blood and soul of that innocent child cry for justice. Just imagine! I’m so sad. Doom will be the portion of those robbers very soon! How can you want money you didn’t work for?

  15. Bruness

    October 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

    A minute silence for the mother and child. #teary eyed.

  16. amara

    October 15, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    May their souls rest in d bosom of Almaighty God Amen.

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