Akunyili: How husband of late NAFDAC DG was assassinated by suspected IPOB gunmen in Anambra

Akunyili: How husband of late NAFDAC DG was assassinated by suspected IPOB gunmen in Anambra

Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili, the former Director-General of NAFDAC has been shot dead by unknown gunmen reportedly affiliated to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

This was confirmed on Wednesday, September 29, by a family source who noted that; Chike Akunyili was shot on Tuesday night near Onitsha”, the commercial hub of Anambra State.

“He went for his late wife’s memorial lecture in Onitsha and was going back to Enugu. That was when the thing happened. He was shot dead by gunmen. I don’t know how it happened,” the source added.

Specifically, Chike’s brother, Cyril in an Instagram post on Wednesday said; “IPOB killed my senior brother. Why? Husband of Prof Dora Akunyili is dead. IPOB. Why? On a Tuesday?”

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However, he later deleted the post.

His wife, a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), died in an Indian hospital on June 7, 2014, at the age of 57 after a prolonged ailment.

Also, in his reaction, Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately declare a state of emergency in Nigeria’s South East region.

He criticised South East leaders for turning blind eye to the ugly situation going on in the region.

“SINCE GOVERNORS AND OUR LEADERS IN THE SOUTHEAST ARE NOW DEAF AND DUMB LET ME SAY IT WITH ALL THE EMPHASIS IN MY COMMAND THAT FG SHOULD DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE SE,” Igbokwe wrote on his known Facebook page on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, many people are linking Mr Akunyili’s murder to the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militants; as well as its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The controversial pro-Biafra group has been accused of perpetrating so many abominable acts in the South-East region recently.

 

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