An infant was allegedly hit by a stray bullet by a military personnel who fired a shot into the air in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Nigeria.
Mustapha Musty said the New Year almost turned bad when soldiers in his area fired shots into the air while celebrating the coming of the New Year.
Alhaji Mustapha Musty also said his son was sleeping when a bullet pierced his foot.
He said his son who suffered a bullet wound to the leg has now been discharged from the hospital after the bullet was removed from the infant’s leg.
Musty whose is civil servant working with the Borno state government had to foot the bills himself.
His son was discharged from hospital on 9 January, 2018 said the stray bullet penetrated his roof and hit the boy on his leg.
Mustapha Musty is however thankful to see his son strong again after the sad incident.