Breaking: Gunmen Kill Late Dora Akunyili’s Husband in Anambra
- Unknown assailants have killed Chike Akunyili, the husband to late ex-DG of NAFDAC, Dora Akunyili
- The deceased was reportedly at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honoured
- Meanwhile, the police in Anambra state are yet to respond to the reported killing as at the time of filing this report
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Husband to late former information minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili, Dr. Chike Akunyili, has been murdered by gunmen, according to reports.
The Nation Newspaper reports that he was killed at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra state on Tuesday, September 28.
According to a source close to the family, he traveled to Anambra state from Enugu to receive a posthumous award for his late wife, Prof Dora, Leadership added.
Specifically, he was at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honoured.
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However, as at the time of filing this report, the police is yet to release any statement on the alleged killing.
Reactions from social media
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have lamented his death, with many people blaming the country for it.
Ugbe Bright Agiounim wrote:
"I wish he had relocated with his children away from this godforsaken country RIP sir, your wife awaits you in the great beyond. My condolences to the family."
"The silent killing is too much in this country. Nnamdi Kanu is our salvation .. but the people are yet to see that. Until then lets keep feigning the one Nigeria narrative."
Nwanneka Ogbuakanna Blessing
"Why kill an innocent man just like that? God of vengeance please avenge for the blood of this innocent man."
"It's so sad we can't walk freely in our own country without fear or the unexpected ,i pray bandits don't take over Nigeria same way the Taliban took over Afghanistan .May God keep protecting us daily."
Comr Adeleye Adekunle Samson
"When will this extrajudicial killings stop in this country of ours? This country is finished jare."
Bandits deserve death, not dialogue, Katsina emir declares
Meanwhile, in what will gladden the heart of many Nigerians, given its bluntness, the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmuminu Usman, declared death for bandits.
According to the respected emir, bandits killing people in the northwest deserve nothing but death.
He declared this while speaking during a security stakeholders' meeting in Katsina.