Robbers kill medical doctor in Edo

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Alexander Okere, Benin

Gunmen, suspected to be highway robbers, have killed a medical doctor with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The deceased, identified as Dr Ehidiamen Oaikhena, was said to have been shot by the gunmen in the Okada area, while returning to Benin on January 16.

It was gathered that Oaikhena, aged 34, was returning from a hospital where he had conducted a successful surgery when he ran into an ambush by the suspected robbers.

It was also gathered that amidst the pandemonium, the deceased, a senior registrar in the Anaesthesiology Department of UBTH, reversed his vehicle in a bid to avoid the gunmen.

But he was said to have been sighted by the armed men, who opened fire on him around the Ovia River.

A source said Ehidiamen later died at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

The source said,…



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