Published On: Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017

Bello’s Actions Have Been Reprehended By Nigerians In Diaspora, Precisely New York

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If you can recall last week Friday there was a shooting incident at the  Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York by Nigeria-born Dr Michael Henry Bello, Nigerians in US have said to have come out to reprehend the actions of their estranged brother.

In a statement released by the President Solomon Bakare of the organisation for the advancement of Nigerians (OAN) he said that Nigerian doctors in the us are the best of their kind. below are his words.

“The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN, Inc.) condemns, in strongest terms, the senseless and shocking shooting of seven innocent people by Dr Henry Bello at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday, June 30, 2017.

“On behalf of the Nigerian Community in New York City, we offer our sympathies and condolences to the family of Dr Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, the physician whose life was unjustly taken by this senseless shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers also go to the other victims, most of whom are still undergoing treatment for their injuries, as well as to the entire staff and patients of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, who have been needlessly traumatized by Dr Bello’s heinous act.

“We like to state categorically that Dr Bello’s dastardly act is by no means reflective of the exemplary service and professionalism of thousands of Nigerian physicians and other health care practitioners all over the United States, who have dedicated their lives and careers to saving lives and are highly respected in the medical field.”

The organisation have always been known to encourage Nigerians in the US to make positive impact in contributing to the US, With credible facts that the organisation has been in existence for the past 25 years.

Below are some of the things the organisation has achieved;

“OAN is also the arrowhead of the Nigerian Independence Day Parade Committee, which is a coalition of Nigerian religious, professional, and socio-cultural organizations that plans the annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade in New York City.

“These organizations include Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas, Nigerian Nurses Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, Nigerian Social Workers Association, and various religious and Nigerian ethnic associations.

“OAN also sponsors seminars and symposium on various topical issues, and has received several awards, proclamations, and citations from City, State, and Federal elected officials for its work.

In case you don’t “know much about the incidence below is an exclusive of what went down that faithful day.

Bello, who hailed from Auchi, Edo State, was going to be fired by the hospital, after reports of sexual harassment’s, but instead chose to resign in February 2015 in lieu of termination.

He went into the hospital, his former workplace, wearing a white lab coat with an AR-15 machine gun hidden underneath and asked for a specific doctor on the 16th floor.

However, when he was told the doctor was not there, he started shooting at everyone and tried to set himself on fire before allegedly committing suicide.

Of the six people wounded in the shooting, two had been transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital by Sunday as they had injuries to the brain and liver and remained in critical but stable condition.

Four patients – medical residents, a medical student and a patient – remained at Bronx-Lebanon, where they were in stable condition recovering from injuries to the abdomen, neck, thigh and hand, hospital officials said.

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