Nigeria Alert September 29, 2021
It was a black Monday for the family of late Nigeria former Minister of Information and one time DG, NAFDAC, Prof Dora Akunyili and people of Agulu community as they were thrown into mourning.
Chike Akunyili, husband of the late DG was killed by gunmen at Nkpor, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Monday.
Dr. Akunyili was returning from a trip to Onitsha, where he had gone to obtain a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife, when he ran into the hoodlums at Nkpor and was shot and killed.
The hoodlums, it was gathered, were chanting, “No election in Anambra in November.”The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, could not confirm the incident, noting that he had yet to get details of the incident.
According to reports, Agulu community, where the Akunyilis hailed from, is mourning; adding, however, that, “Nobody is ready to talk to the press.”
The Anambra State Commissioner for Information also confirmed the incident but asked to be given time to obtain clearance to discuss the issue.