Multiple reports online has alleged the killing of a 34-year-old Nigerian Doctor identified as Ehidiamen Oakimena by some suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The doctor, the son of a prominent UNIBEN staff was reported to have been shot with an automatic rifle by the Fulani herdsmen in Okada-Benin area of Edo State.
Social media user, Oriago Bongos Akhaine, took to his Facebook page to share the sad news of the Doctor’s demise.
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.”
The recent killing comes following the President’s speech yesterday wherein he assured Nigerians against the rising attacks by the Fulani herdsmen.
The President had in his speech stated; “herdsmen will soon be brought under control by security forces deployed to the vulnerable areas,” across the country.