A medical doctor with the Central Hospital, Benin City, the Edo state capital, in Southern Nigeria, was shot on Saturday afternoon by gunmen who also took away his car.
The doctor, whose name was given as Oronsaye, was reportedly shot on his knees, by the gunmen near the Mobile Police barracks along Siluko Road.
The attack on the physician comes in a week where over 18 persons have lost their lives to cult related killings and armed robbery attacks in the Edo state capital.
Among them was a Police officer who mans an Area command in the state capital.
Worst hit are the following residential areas of the city : New Benin, Siluko road, Ogida, Upper Sakponba, Ibiwe, Saint Saviour, 3rd Junction and Erediauwa.
Recall that on Sunday, last week, a policeman died after gunmen attacked a police station at Igueben in Edo North.
A nursing mother was also dragged out of her SUV at Upper Sokponba Area, as gunmen lifted her baby out of the back seat, gave it to her and drive the car away.