Benedeth Chuigo, a 37 years old lady is battling for her life now after being attacked by two unknown assailants riding on a motorcycle when one of them splashed acid from a plastic bottle on her. She was critically injured from this seemingly insane and unprovoked incident and was rushed to the hospital at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH), Nnewi, in Anambra State. She was attending to her store at the time of this unfortunate incident.
According to her account from the hospital bed, the assailants were both young males and both are unknown to her. It is unknown whether the attack was a planned one, mere coincidence, or a depiction of other violent episodes besetting our society. However, the Nigerian police will need to do all they can to get those involved arrested so that similar violent crimes will not be duplicated elsewhere.