The husband to late former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Dora Akunyili has been murdered by unidentified gunmen.
Chike Akunyili was said that to have been killed while on his way to attend a memorial in honour of his late wife, Dora Akunyili in Abuja.
Meanwhile, The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Wednesday distanced itself from the ‘senseless’ killings in the South-East geopolitical zone of the country.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, aired the group’s view in a statement, on Wednesday.
IPOB further claimed that those who killed Prof Dora Akunyili were responsible for the death of her husband.
The statement read in part, “We the great family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukkwu Kanu, wish to dissociate ourselves from the senseless killing of innocent citizens in Anambra State.
We have no hands in the political killings going on in Biafra land. We have at several times raised the alarm that some cruel politicians are hiding under the cloak of the situation in Biafra land to eliminate their political enemies and blame it on IPOB.
“We also wish to clarify that IPOB has never issued an official statement that there would be no governorship election in Anambra State.
“Those peddling such rumour are not our members and should be ignored. Our position on the Anambra election will be made public at the right time through our normal channels of information dissemination. Anything to the contrary should be disregarded”, he said