Nurse Brutalized By Soldier In Akure To Be Flown Out of State For Treatment

Adeyemi Adeniyi on her sickbed
By SaharaReporters, New York

Adeyemi Adeniyi, the hospital nurse who was brutalized by a soldier in Akure a few days ago, is to be referred out of Ondo State for advanced medical attention, courtesy of the state government.

The decision to fly her out was made at a meeting of the State Council of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) held at the State Specialist General Hospital in Akure, but the state government is understood to be interested in footing the treatment bill.

The State Chairman of the union, Abel Oloniyo, told SaharaReporters that the nurse’s condition was getting worse and that she needed to be flown out of the state immediately for urgent treatment, adding that her condition was getting beyond their control.

"It is highly pathetic that a soldier will descend on a woman by beating, injuring and causing her damage to result on the sick bed, I think this conduct is highly barbaric," he said.

He said the state governor, through his Chief of State, Kola Ademujimi, had promised to foot the medical bills of the nurse.  He however appealed to the management of the hospital to provide adequate security for health workers in all the hospitals in the state so as to guide against future occurrence.

Medical practitioners in the state are unanimous in condemning the attacking on the nurse, describing it as uncalled for and demanding that the perpetrator must not go unpunished.

The incident occurred when a soldier arrived, seeking treatment for one of his colleagues who was injured during an attack by unidentified gunmen on the Olokuta Medium Security Prison in Akure.  As an argument ensued between them, he reportedly attacked the nurse, leading to several injuries, including a broken neck.  

Following the incident, nurses earlier in the week abandoned their duty posts in protest, carrying placards to express their grievances and calling for the soldier to be brought to book.  Members of her family have also continued to cry for justice as they prayed for the quick recovery of Adeyemi.

Meanwhile, Colonel Mohammed Zubairu, the Chief of Staff of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, based in Akure, has apologized to the nurses and assured them that the army authorities will ensure that justice is done in the matter.

Colonel Zubairu said the soldiers in the barracks were all disciplined and educated about how to relate with civilians, and that any officer found erring will not be spared.

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Hmnnn

Can't stop laughing.. oye omo to n sun ekun..o ye iya e to n be ee

re-irresponsible nigerian military

It is pertinent to correct this erroneous believe that military men don't pay tax. I have severally observed people talking about paying and training them (the military) from tax payer money as if they do not pay tax. Please always get yr fact right before commenting. On the issue at hand, i do not support the action of the soldier under any circumstances but i think our nurses too ought to be courteous when attending to people. We are only making noise here cos the person involved here is a military man but many of us not in uniform could have reacted in a similar way if not worse. Finally, let us avoid using foul language when making comments. Ciao

suicide mission:the mannerless nurses!

Are you seriously suggesting an ambuse of a Soldier? I bet that is a suicide mission. I wish the nurse a quick recovery and I wish the soldier will be brought to book. Nurses in our Public Hospitals are mannerless,rude and disrepecful. They feel they can address you anyhow once you are in helpless situation that calls for treatment. I almost slapped one one day. I think they should be taught how to respect people.If the wounded nurse had addressed the soldier respetfully she would not have been wounded. I am sure she addressed them rudely forfetting their quick tempers.

Nurse being brutalized by soldier

It is quite unfortunately that something like this is happening in our community. If this soldier should go free then we should be expecting more of this dangerous acts in the future. They will inflicts pains on civilians because they wear military uniform. Na wa o! Thank God it is not Lagos State, I trust my able Governor,His Excellency Raji Fashola, the culprit can never go free. Eko oni ba je lailai.
The authority should use this one as a scrape goat to prevent future occurrence and save innocent people from victimization.

re-nurses are so heartless

It is quite unfortunate that you call yourself human being. For a soldier to beat a nurse on duty this way and you claim is okay. I cann't imagine how you will be treating your wife at home if you're a man, meanwhile if you are a woman don't worry, you will one day fall a victim of those so call animals in uniform.

Som people will be talkin

Som people will be talkin like maggots, look at a bloody, leech, civilian callin soldiers illiterate, and his even sayin dat government should allow dem carry fire arms, idiot so dat u will go and do nit road block, God strike dat ur smellin mouth, at nit u sleep and open dat ur smellin butt and sleep like a pig and soldiers r out their in the all kind of condition, u were lucky u no dey close thunder mute dat ur mouth u and dat fool dat I say dat una go lay ambush make una try am and see.

Som people will be talkin

Som people will be talkin like maggots, look at a bloody, leech, civilian callin soldiers illiterate, and his even sayin dat government should allow dem carry fire arms, idiot so dat u will go and do nit road block, God strike dat ur smellin mouth, at nit u sleep and open dat ur smellin butt and sleep like a pig and soldiers r out their in the all kind of condition, u were lucky u no dey close thunder mute dat ur mouth u and dat fool dat I say dat una go lay ambush make una try am and see.

NMS

you are inhuman for saying so may God forgive u. U are evil self

@frankwilliams: Ol Boy!

Although, I am irritated by your contributions most times but I must confess that u touched me by your story.

Guy, u for freaking break the nurse neck. we would have had 1 less evil nurse in Nigeria

nurses are so heartless

nurses are so heartless sometimes,may be she was argueing with the soldier for money instead of treating his coleague first. this soldiers are recieving all this attacks because of our safety, what if the one injured were her son or brother? i see no reason why they should harm that soldier for that. they sould just warn or punish him and let him go.

What a cruel suggestion!

What a cruel suggestion!

Don't worry, very soon you'll

Don't worry, very soon you'll experience the wickedness of nurses. That's when you will understand. Let the soldiers beat and break more necks of the nurses. My sisters are nurses, two of them.

Good for her

Useless nurse they are evil I took my wife to hospital for delivery the nurse on duty felt is getting late and for her to have enough time to sleep she gave my wife who is about to deliver a sleeping tablets and wanted to force her to take it before I come from outside where i went to bring the things we came with including the drinking bottles water.

When I return the nurse disappeared and my wife showed me the tablets and I collected them and kept it in my pocket and within 10 munities the baby came out a baby girl very beautiful and she is now going to be 9years by November.

These nurse has no sympathy wicked and evil so I am 100% supported the solder for teaching her the lesson she deserved. I wish her more pains not death anyway lol.

She deserved what she got

Useless nurse they are evil I took my wife to hospital for delivery the nurse on duty felt is getting late and for her to have enough time to sleep she gave my wife who is about to deliver a sleeping tablets and wanted to force her to take it before I come from outside where i went to bring the things we came with including the drinking bottles water.

When I return the nurse disappeared and my wife showed me the tablets and I collected them and kept it in my pocket and within 10 munities the baby came out a baby girl very beautiful and she is now going to be 9years by November.

These nurse has no sympathy wicked and evil so I am 100% supported the solder for teaching her the lesson she deserved. I wish her more pains not death anyway lol.

Mr Literate

Mr Literate welldone u hear, so what makes u think Military en are illetrate if not for your myopia n ignorance. I bet u must be a drop out who thinks he can write jargons on media sites.

RESPECT IS RECIPROCAL

Its a pity that majority of we Nigerian re always jumping into conclusion without making an investigation. What i believe is that the so call soldier is not drunk n is not mad.secondly,so call nurse has she attended to her patient in a good manner, why am saying so we know the behaviours of our nurses ,their lacadastical attitude in carrying out their duties. Sldrs also has life,they hv parents thats paying tax too,with d condition of his colleague not being attended to can aggravatethe his anger.

It is highly unfortunate and

It is highly unfortunate and high level of irresponsibility on the part of the military. A soldier attacking a nurse (a woman for that matter) in her office beating her with a chair, is that the new training tactics?

I expect Ondo State Government to do more than mere promises, the government should emulate Lagos State by taking up the matter with the relevant military authority to ensure justice is done. The soldiers are being trained and paid from the tax of Nigerian citizens. They ought to protect and not brutalize innocent woman.

Gbenga

Why must Nigeria continue to permit these atrocities?

When will Nigeria step in to stop these atrocities by men and women in the military and police? When will Nigeria realize that these people in uniform have constituted a law to themselves and have been trampling the laws of the nation under their dirty feet? When will Nigeria realize that the people in uniform are terrorists and can commit atrocities anywhere? These men and women storm people's homes, drag the occupants out and kill or maim them; these men and women in uniform kill people on the highways with just a batting of the eyelid. These men and women enter people's places of work and impose their own rules there, failing which the owners of the workplace are killed or maimed! And the only thing we see is conspiratorial silence on the part of all levels of govt in the country! When will the military and police realize that civilians are the bosses who provide resources to keep these military and police in employment?

So unfortunate

Well I feel sorry for d affected nurse & I pray 4 her speedy recovery. I must comment here that d conducts of most of our nurses in d public hospitals re nothing 2 write home about. D way & manner @ which they treat patience @ times is unprofessional. B4 I left Nigeria last year, my dad was admitted @ D State Specialist Hospital Ondo, which I spent a week with him there. I saw d inhuman ways some of d nurses responds 2 patiences that were in serious pain, especially during d night. I saw how helpless these patience were & d nurses on duty refused 2 attend 2 them, @ times they will shout @ a wailing sick patience 2 stop making noise. I had 2 confront d 2 nurses on duty several times but they were always quick 2 tell me to mind my business. I am not in any way in support of anybody beating up a medical practitioner. D Government & D Hospital Board should do something about d behaviour of our nurses on duty 2 avoid recurrence of this dehumanizing behaviour from military personnels.

Everybody is blaming the

Everybody is blaming the soldier. His conduct cannot be justified by any standard but some nurses in public hospitals in Nigeria can piss one off. You need to encounter them to understand it. Life means nothing to them. It's because no one is sued when a patient dies in questionable conditions in our hospitals. The bereaved simply carry the corpse of their loved one to the mortuary, crying, with all manner of outrageous bills paid without questioning. More so when the patient is a victim of gunshot injury. Instead of giving at least a first aid and reporting the matter to the police, they will reject the victim outright without any feelings.

A family member must find a way to take a revenge

Sanusi is correct, necessary revengeful steps must be materalize to correct certain evil; this is one. If this Nurse has any mortal family member, such member must find who this solder is, through proper investigation and lay ambush or pay somebody to take the army's life or equally brutalize him and leave a note on his beat-up side as a lession for others. This is the only way to go.

This is the best way to handle some notorious military guys who are not fit to protect the very lives they sworn to save.

Best of luck

"...  the state governor, through his Chief of State, Kola Ademujimi, had promised to foot the medical bills of the nurse"

"... Medical practitioners in the state are unanimous in condemning the attacking on the nurse ..."

Is that all the state government and the medical practitioners can do about the matter?!  You see, its everyone for himself in Nigeria. When we say Nigeria is an uncivilised country, people shout and cry foul but can you imagine such brutality happening in  the UK or Canada?

Please Nigerians, continue to vote for moneybags who will continue to enslave you and allow you to be brutalised. Best of luck.

TIT FOR TAT !

No,there is no justice in Nigeria. Tit for Tat,period. If there is anybody among the family who can take the revenge should do so by ambushing any of the soldiers but the issue of justice cannot work here. This is what they've been doing since the time they've been unleashed on us. They kill,beat,humiliate and break all laws but their officers deny it whenever people complain about it. Nobody can touch my brother,mother,sister,father,son or daughter and deny it and leaving him to go free. That is why we shall give them Egypt treatment in 2015 if this dummy animal Jonathan tries to unleash them on us. We shall right them if they try to deny us our civic rights. We hope to sacrifice like Egypt Ikhwanul Muslimin.

Irresponsible Nigerian Military

Justice must prevail. This is attempted murder and the soldier must be charged with such.
When will these illiterates realize that we tax payers pay their salaries? Overall, our military and paramilitary forces are very undisciplined and corrupt too. It is time for us as a country to examine the US model of every citizen having the right to bear arms.

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