- Southeast governors have reacted to the gruesome murder of Chike Akunyili, husband of late Dora Akunyili
- Governor Umahi who spoke on behalf of others commiserated with the people of Anambra state over the killing
- The governors gave the security agencies a marching order to go all out to uncover and arrest all the perpetrators of the killing
Abakaliki, Ebonyi state - The southeast governors’ forum has condemned the killing of Chike Akunyili, husband of late Dora Akunyili, the ex-director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Akunyili was reportedly killed alongside his police escort and his driver, on Tuesday night, September 28, in Anambra state.
Reacting, David Umahi, chairman of the forum, in a statement on Wednesday, September 29, expressed worry over how the southeast is losing most of its finest to hoodlums, The Cable reported.
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Umahi, in the statement by Francis Nwaze, his spokesman, commiserated with the people of Anambra state over the sad incident.
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Governor Umahi also charged the people of the region to collaborate with relevant security apparatus to stamp out insecurity in the zone.
Buhari's media aide names alleged murderers of late Chike Akunyili
Meanwhile, Lauretta Onochie, a presidential media aide, has claimed late Chike Akunyili was killed by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Onochie made the allegation on her Facebook page on Wednesday, September 29. The presidential media aide added that the deceased's security detail, a priest and his driver, were also murdered.
She went on to state that he and the others came to Onitsha for a function in honour of his late wife, Dora, adding that the killings took place during the return journey.
Obiano places N20m bounty on killers of Chike Akunyili, others
In a related report, Governor Willie Obiano has announced N20 million reward for anyone who has useful information that can lead to the arrest of those behind the gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili and other heinous attacks in Anambra state.
The Anambra governor made this known in his address posted on Facebook on Wednesday, September 29.
Obiano lamented that some armed persons have unleashed terror with sporadic attacks on innocent citizens in various parts of the state in the past few days.
Anambra LP guber candidate’s whereabouts unknown
In another news, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the November 6, 2021 election in Anambra state, Obiora Agbasimelo, is missing, fuelling speculations that he has been kidnapped.
The whereabouts of Agbasimelo was unknown. The emergence of the lawyer and brother to the founder of the popular foundation, Oga Ndi Oga as LP’s governorship candidate came on the heels of crisis in the party.
The crisis reportedly threw up a faction and the erstwhile leading aspirant, a military officer, Nnamdi Nnoruka, was allegedly kidnapped and moved around parts of the state in the booth of his car.