The life of a 34-year-old Nigerian Doctor was snuffed out untimely by Fulani herdsmen, who attacked him in Okada-Benin area of Edo State.
Facebook user, Oriago Bongos Akhaine, who shared the story said that the young Doctor, Ehidiamen Oakimena, who is the son of a prominent UNIBEN staff was shot with an automatic rifle by Fulani herdsmen, who blocked the road. Here’s what he wrote;
With deep pain i announce the death of Dr Ehidiamen Oakimena…a senior registrar in Dept of Anaethesia UBTH. Sorry to disturb our peace.
I want to inform us that Fulani herdsmen blocked the Okada Benin road and shot this young man with automatic rifle. He died of complications such as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy..made him bleed ceaselessly.
Residents in UBTH donated over 30 pints of blood. He is 2nd son to a prominent Christian brother… former UNIBEN staff…a Deeper Life member.
Recall that yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that the rising attacks on communities by “herdsmen will soon be brought under control by security forces deployed to the vulnerable areas,” across the country.
Buhari lamented that the unfortunate attacks which had resulted in loss of lives and property, had already “brought sorrow and hardship on many Nigerians, with the government deeply affected.”
He spoke while receiving the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was contained in a statement signed and sent to sources by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,
The president also said his administration remains resolute and focused on delivering on the, “three-pronged promises of securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities for the youths.”
Buhari said the initial economic challenge posed by recession was already dwindling, with the “economy smarting out and posting better results on falling inflation rates, higher foreign reserve and better ranking on ease of doing business.
“If you look critically into the 2018 budget, we have already taken into account key issues of more stable electricity, construction of roads and rails, and the airport concession’’ he said.