Unidentified gunmen, believed to be assassins, fatally attacked Dr. David Adefikayo, the Medical Director of Dafikayo Clinic, at his residence in the Kanbi area of Moro Local Government Area in Kwara State on Thursday evening.
Saturday Vanguard reports that the assassin’s forcefully gained entry into his residence around 830pm following which he was traced to his bedroom where they also met his wife and two daughters.
On sighting the gunmen, the jittery medical doctor reportedly started pleading with them to spare their lives, all to no avail.
It was further gathered that the perplexed medical doctor asked the gunmen to ask for any amount of money and take whatever they wanted in the house, all for them to spare his life, but the assassins also declined.
The assailants, whose motives remain unclear, at press time eventually shot the medical doctor dead, in the presence of his horrified wife and children.
Adding to the family’s anguish, the assailants reportedly abducted the youngest child of the deceased, a 16-year-old girl, before fleeing the scene.
The current whereabouts of the abducted girl and the identities of the murderers remain unknown. at press time.
A close family source, who wished to remain anonymous, recounted the horrifying incident to journalists in Ilorin, expressing their shock and grief.
“David was an easygoing man, very good to members of the community. I couldn’t fathom why anyone could come for his life and also take away the last child. This is still a mystery to every one of us. It is indeed a very bad dream, someone should please tell me this is a dream.” he said in tears.
The community is also reeling from the incident, as Dr. Adefikayo was a respected figure who contributed significantly to local healthcare.
The spokesperson of Kwara state police Command, DSP Ejire Adeyemi Adetoun did not reply to several calls to her no, or reply to the SMS asking for the Command’s response at press time.