Suspected gunmen reportedly struck in Anbra State killing Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Dora Akunyili.
He was reportedly killed at Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area on Tuesday evening.
Dora Akunyili was also a former Minister of Information and Communications.
Details of the incident were still sketchy at press time but a source said the deceased was at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honoured some hours before he was killed.
The source, who was shattered 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.
“Obum was said to be in a white Hilux while the man was in a big Jeep (i think Prado). God have mercy!”
The dead occured barely seven years after Dora Akunyili’s death.