A Painful Tribute To Dr. Bobby, Killed By Boko Haram

Oct. 8, 2013

A Tribute to Bobby


You have made the ultimate sacrifice.

You were brutally murdered serving Nigeria.


I have many whys

Why this tragedy?

Why did you join the Nigeria Police Force after the very many years you labored to become a doctor?

Why did they post you to Maiduguri?

Why did the Boko Haram terrorists not spare you?

Why do we live in a nation that the sanctity of life is losing meaning?

Silence.  Painful silence


I remember your determination.

You refused to be denied. A  physician you wanted to be. A physician you became.

I remember your smiles

You lit up conversations. You were a blessing to many

I remember your humility

Big in frame but gentle in interaction

Thank you for your service

No where was too far. No time was too awkward. You were our able OTIC pilot.

Patiently and joyfully, you taught me to drive. You were there to encourage and share with me the joy of “hanging” a car.


Big Bobby

I will miss you

We will meet at the Master’s feet

Death where is thy sting

Grave where is thy victory


He lives


Dr. Gbenga Adebayo