A Tribute to Bobby

Bobola Kolawola

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




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    • linda aniowo on October 8, 2013 at 4:13 am

    omg,dr kola dead? Rip my able coursemate.

    • ologunde kehinde on October 8, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Very painful, may his soul rest in peace

    • Anon on October 8, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Pls what is Big Bobby’s real name? His face looks very very familiar and the person I know is also a doctor who completed a first degree in Microbiology before studying medicine at OAU….. I hope it’s not the same person..

      • adesida on October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Yes same person

      • Olufunmi on April 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Bobola Kolawole

    • Peee on October 8, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I can’t just know what to contribute here..I remembered d last time we met b4 I left Maiduguri.He came 2 my house 2 show me a Mazda car he shipped all d way 4rm d US..He was jst a wonderful fellow..I cld nt jst believed my ear whn I heard abt his death..We will miss U my friend n colleague..We will continue D service until whn we are called 2 sm day.Adieu Bros…Its very pathetic hw heartless this ppl can be jst in d name of getting power by force..They will not succeed….

    • olawale on October 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

    OH MY GOD!!!! Bobola Kolawale, wetin happen now? when? how? oooooooohhhhh God!!

    • adesida on October 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    This is an irreparable loss

    • kayode ojo on October 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Bobby, the only friend and brother i know

    1. If only he knew, he would have decided to stay back in the Southwest or better still travel out of Nigeria. I only hope we have an honourable indeed to make laws that will make terrorism a criminal offence punishable by death. RIP big brother.

    • Lola on October 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm


    • mydear on October 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    R.I.P Bobby

  1. Bobby!

    • Wole Ayegbusi on October 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I hate this country!
    Why are we choked with clueless leaders?
    Just a month, we were busy with pounded yam and laughing over a cup of wine.
    May your soul rest in peace, a giant with personified humility.

    • Tomiwa on October 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    RIP big bro,dis is such a big blow on us,I remembered d????? last conversation we hadwe luv U????? so much. Sleep on Bro May U????????? killers never knw peace

    • toyinleo on October 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    good night doc…….

    • tosin on October 9, 2013 at 4:53 am

    You were always there 4 me,u re too nice to have died in the hand of those useless boko haram people,God will grant u eternal life

    • leke on October 9, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Rest in the bossom of our lord dear Bobby. Remember to pray for your colleagues you left behind in the north.

  2. R.I.P course mate. you had come, seen and conquered. eni to ba pa igunnigun kin ka odun, those bokoharam that had hand in your death will surely die very very soon in jesus name and they will rot in hell. amen

    • femi on October 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Death you are defeated , God why so soon, but who can query you, Bobby RIP

    • Rotimi Akinmolayan on October 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Bobby, my big brother and friend…. U were big in every way and had a Big heart as well as a big smile… I will always remember U having known you for close to 3decades…. I can’t begin to express how I feel but God knows best and may you rest in his blossom. Adieu Bobby…!!!

    • Gfani on October 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Murdered by Police, or Boko haram, cant get it…Oh my God. North North North, why cant we just leave these terror places and come home….

    • adenike kareem on October 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    May you rest in Gods bossom. I remember you Bobby. May God console you family. IJN.AMEN!

    • felix adebayo on October 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    this is very sad,unbelievable” may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. amen

    • Chikere Osondu on December 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    It was a painful news. RIP Colleague

    • Toyosi on March 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Really sad, Bobby rest in the heart of the Lord.

    • awosoji amos on March 13, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My bobby, rest in peace. I am just hearing of your death.

    • Tosin on March 13, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I hope this is not the boby I know in ife OAU

    • Rotimi Opeyeoluwa on March 17, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Bobby was killed by a band of thugs chanting an walking an illusion to turn Nigeria into a wholly Islamic state. Their lunacy and morbid hatred has claimed thousand of innocent lives, one of which is our friend, buddy. A man who toiled to add value to myself, community and country and yet was brutally killed for perhaps the accident of his place of birth and his religious conviction. His faith in Jesus marked him out for execution. Bobby, cry not for your loss is NIgeria’s shame. You chose to serve your country but your country let you down. You were a gentleman, intensly affable yet was marked for an untimely dead by thugs who ought to know but would never know that they killed the wrong man-an innoncent man who has his God’s right to choose. Yes it is your right to choose your creed. Bobby, adieu. Sleep on and well for God will avenge you. Your life is now secured. The response to the insurgency has assumed detailed response from a government which initially saw Shekeau and his groups of vandals as an irritation that would fade away if treated with kid glooves. Like can aver, the group have festered and spread taking massive spread of land. Bobby, rest on even though your music has stopped but the melody of a great person which you are remins. Sleep on and well till the resurrection morning Doctor and soldier of Christ.

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