Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has placed a N20 million bounty on killers of Dr. Chike Akunyili.
1st News reports that the deceased Chike is the husband of the late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs. Dora Akunyili.
The deceased was brutally murdered on Tuesday by yet-to-be identified gunmen in Onitsha, Anambra State. A footage of the incident showed part of his face blown away; with the deceased who was still alive at the time, struggling to get to his feet. Two other persons were murdered in the daylight attack.
In the wake of the incident, Anambra Governor, Obiano has announced a N20m reward for any useful information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks on our state. He made this known during a live broadcast in the state on Tuesday. Further, he has urged residents to report anyone bearing arms who is not a security or vigilante personnel.
“I wish to most heartily condole with the families of all those who have lost their loved ones in the course of these senseless attacks.
“I promise you that we will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for them. May their souls rest in peace. Finally, I urge all citizens of the state to unite in this fight against all forms of terror, intimidation and tyranny,” he said.
Furthermore, Obiano condemned the rise in insecurity in the state; even as he promised to deal ruthlessly with perpetrators.
“Between Sunday 26th and yesterday 28th September, 2021; attacks on citizens at Oko, Agulu, Obosi, Nkpor, Nnobi, Nnewi and other places have left about 10 people dead; including an illustrious son of this State, Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of late Prof Dora Akunyili who was reportedly gunned down yesterday around Nkpor,” he lamented.
However, the Anambra governor reiterated the determination of the state government to nip the worrisome trend in the bud.