Residents of Anambra state in shock for the death of Dr. Chike Akunyili husband to late Prof. Dora Akunyili.
Gunmen shoot and kill Akunyili in south east of Nigeria.
Late Prof. Dora Akunyili is the former Director General of National Agency for Food & Drug Administration (NAFDAC) and minister of Information.
Here the breakdown of what we know about death of Dora Akunyili husband
1. Where is the incident happen?
The incident happened on Tuesday September 28, 2021.
At Umuoji inside Idemili North Local Goment Area of Anambra State, according to local media.
2. What family said about his death?
Son of the late doctor tell BBC that Dr Akunyili was on his way back to Enugu from one meeting to honour his wife inside Onitsha when the gunmen begin shoot his motor, kill him instantly with his driver and police orderly.
3. What police said?
The Commissioner of Polic, Anambra state, Tony Olufu visit the scene of the attack on Wednesday.
Oga Olufu order the tactical commanders of the command to sharpely put an end the madness in the state.
4. What IPOB said about the death of late Dora Akunyili husband?
The proscribed Indigenous Pipo of Biafra (IPOB) has react.
IPOB on Wednesday denied killing the victim.
According to their statement release on Wednesday 29 September 2021.
“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we did not kill him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB’s name” they said.
5. Nigeria Senate pay tribute to Dr Chike Akunyili
Lawmakers for senate on Wednesday observe one minute silence in honour of late Dr. Chike Akunyili as they begin plenary on Wednesday 29, 2021 in Abuja.
Meanwhile the Anambra state governor Willie Obiano has condemn the violence that the state has witness in the past few days.
He said this during state broadcast today.
And also announce twenty million Naira (N20,000,000.00) reward for any useful information that can leading to the arrest of the people that has hand in the bad attacks in the State.
The South eastern part of Nigeria in recent times is experience violent attacks from gunmen that authorities never identify – most of the incidents are hit and run attacks.
These are happen as members of di Indigenous People of Biafra (IP0B) that Nigeria government has ban from agitate for separation from the country.