TRAGIC: Nigerian lawyer shot dead in American nursing school

Published 7 years ago by: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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at 02:17 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)

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      A Nigerian woman, Doris Chibuko, has been confirmed as one of the seven persons shot dead at the Koreans Nursing School in Oakland, California on Monday.

The 43-year-old mother of three was among the seven people fatally shot by a lone gunman at Oakland’s Oikos University in East Oakland.

Doris hails from Enugu State and studied and practiced law before migrating to the U.S. She got married in 2002 to Efanye Chibuko and they moved to the U.S the same year.

Efanye's wife, Doris Chibuko, had not been heard from since a gunman killed seven people at Oakland's Oikos University, where she had been studying, but police did not confirm the family's worst fears until late Tuesday afternoon.

"She was a very happy person, very caring, very loving," said Efanye Chibuko, a technician at AT&T, as he stood inside the family home in the San Leandro hills, its walls covered with photographs of his wife and their three children. "She liked to spend time with her family. Right now I'm just trying to grieve."

 Doris Chibuko, 40, was born in the state of Enugu, in eastern Nigeria. She went to law school and worked as a lawyer in Nigeria.

She met Efanye in college, and in 2002 they were married in a big traditional Nigerian wedding. That same year, the couple immigrated to the United States, where they had three children who are now ages 3, 5 and 8.

The fatal shooting, according to media reports, happened two months away from her planned graduation from the small private college. She and her colleagues were murdered by a fellow student, One Goh, who later surrendered to the police in a supermarket.

A Nigerian lawyer has been identified as one of those killed at Oikos University, Oakland, California, when a lone gunman opened fire on students and teachers Monday inside the small Christian University located in East Oakland.

The killer was described as a disturbed former nursing student at the university, who later turned himself in to authorities at a Safeway superstore located at the South Shore Centre in Alameda.

Several Nigerians resident in the Bay Area trooped to the Chibuko family home located in San Leandro Hills to commiserate with the family on Tuesday evening after news filtered out that she had been killed in the deadly mass shooting regarded as Oakland’s worst in over 20 years.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office announced Tuesday morning that other dead victims hailed from Korea, Nepal, the United States and the Philippines.

The identities of six of the victims were also released. The identity of the seventh is being withheld until the victim’s next of kin is located and informed of the death, according to the Coroner’s office.
The dead include:

Judith O. Seymore, 53, San Jose
Lydia H. Sim, 21, Hayward
Sonam Chodon, 33, El Cerrito
Kim G. Eunhea, 23, Union City
Doris Chibuko, 40, San Leandro
Tshering Butia, 38, San Francisco

Mourners crowded the family’s home in the San Leandro hills Tuesday night. “Right now I’m just trying to greive,” Efanye Chibuko told the San Francisco Chronicle.

A vigil for the victims was held Tuesday at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8709 International Blvd. in Oakland.

Meanwhile, the alleged killer is still being held by the police.

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lanudja at 02:38 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Chai... So painful... RIP Cry Cry Cry
maryclaret at 04:24 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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So sad! The guy was a real wacko. Rip... Sad

FBI_CIA at 06:10 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP dear

sugaDaddy1forU at 06:16 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: FBI_CIA on 06:10 PM,  4/04/2012
RIP dear
Is about time u comment something reasonable, what a good start, keep it up... Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

sugaDaddy1forU at 06:18 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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So sad my dear, RIP Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

amric at 06:38 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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So sad

prince775 at 07:41 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Rip my dear sister and May God grant the family the fortitude to bear this lost in jesus name.
He killer will never find peace untill he find himself in hell fire.
johnsimo at 07:45 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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4 God sake hows dt concern me.
Solidstonez at 07:46 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Ohhhhhhh  Cry Cry Cry this is so sad
May the almighty God give them the strength to bear their lost

Adego1 at 07:51 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP all the dead soul  Cry Cry Cry
zoe61 at 07:52 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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ery sad indeed our pray is may we not be in a wrong place at the wrong time in jesus name Amen
khinda at 07:54 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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take heart,i hope that killer is put in jail for life
engrtope at 07:57 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: FBI_CIA on 06:10 PM,  4/04/2012
RIP dear
You are talking sense now...bagga like you
Princestevo at 07:58 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP Shocked
engrtope at 08:00 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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2 bad....RIP
enemy1 at 08:01 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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SaMmY26 at 08:02 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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I hate bad news........ Cry  Cry  Cry   ........RIP
FRANKLYNJUDGE at 08:06 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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cocoeni at 08:16 PM, 4/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Sad :(RIP
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