A 17-year-old boy, identified as Ferdinand Afor, was shot by a hunter in the forest of Wula in Boki Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Wednesday August 16, 2023, when Afor and his friends pitched a tent with some hunters to gather wild Ukazi leaf (genetic Africanum) for sale to raise income in preparation for the new yam festival.
However, One Ofre John, a native of the community told newsmen on Saturday, August 19, that they slept with the hunters and while he left to pick Ukazi, the hunters went to hunt.
And at about 7:00pm, one of the hunters shot him and claimed he thought it was an animal.
The hunter has however turned himself over to the Bateriko Division of the Nigerian Police Police Force, where he is currently detained.