Ekiti Shooting: Bamidele survives five-hour operation, two bullets extracted


Former House of Representatives member Opeyemi Bamidele, who was rushed to hospital after he was shot in Ado Ekiti on Friday, has had two bullets extracted from his body in a five-hour surgery.

Bamidele was one of the six people who were hit when a mobile policeman unexpectedly opened fire in the direction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi at the party’s secretariat, Ado Ekiti.

Fayemi was, at the time, surrounded by many party faithfuls including Bamidele.

He and the other victims were rushed to the hospital and he immediately went under the knife to remove the bullets.

One of the bullets was removed from his abdominal region and the other from his leg.

Bamidele’s surgery was carried out by an eight man team including four consultants.

It started at about 7pm and lasted till 12 midnight.

Besides, Bamidele also received blood transfusion on admission to replenish the blood he had lost following the shooting.

He is now said to be in a stable condition after the five hour surgery.


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