Chike Akunyili, husband to the late former Information Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has reportedly been assassinated by gunmen.
Reports say he was killed Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
Though details of the incident are still vague, a family source said the deceased was still present at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), where the late Dora was honored just hours before he was assassinated.
The source, who was devastated by the murder, said: “God, pls render the devil and his agents powerless and useless.
“I was with this man yesterday same yesterday at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha. It was an occasion of University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch event where they honoured late Dora Akunyili.
“He spoke glowingly about Dora and made a donation of 500k to the association, he was there with his son ,Obum now working with Anambra state government.
“We saw them off to the car and it was emotional when Obum hugged him tight as both of them separated to join their respective vehicles.
“Obum was in a white Hilux while the man was in a big Jeep (i think Prado). God have mercy!”
Many people were also believed to have been killed at various locations in the Monday shooting event by unknown gunmen.
Numbers of casualty are yet to be ascertained as the state police spokesperson Ikenga Tochukwu , could not confirm the incident.
Dr. Akunyili was returning from a trip to Onitsha where he went to get a posthumous award of excellence for the late NAFDAC chairman, Prof Dora Akunyili, when he was shot and killed by hoodlums at Nkpor.
TVC News gathered that the arsonists were chanting “No “election in Igbo Land, No election in Anambra in November.
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