Chike, the widower of late NAFDAC DG Dora Akunyili, and seven others were slain in Anambra.
Dr. Chike Akunyili, the widower of Dora Akunyili, the late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, was assassinated by gunmen in Nkpor, Anambra State’s Idemili North Local Government Area.
According to unconfirmed accounts, seven additional people were murdered in the event.
The event occurred on Monday evening, according to reports.
Dr. Akunyili was returning from a trip to Onitsha, where he had gone to receive a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife, when he was shot and killed by hoodlums in Nkpor, according to our source.
It was reportehbd that the hoodlums were shouting, “No election in Anambra in November.
The nation Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, couldn’t affirm the report, noting that he had but to get info of the incident. Our correspondent reviews that the Agulu community, in which the Akunyilis hailed from, is mourning; adding, however, that, “Nobody is prepared to speak to the Press.
A former vice-president of Agulu community, who’s additionally a retired Information Officer with the Federal Ministry of Information, showed the incident to our correspondent at the telephone, however requested for booklet to be not on time with out giving reasons. The Anambra State Commissioner for Information additionally showed the incident however requested to take delivery of time to achieve clearance to talk about the issue.