JUST IN: Obiano places N20m bounty on Akunyili's killers

Governor Willie Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has placed N20 million bounty on killers of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Dora Akunyili.

Dr. Akunyili was murdered on Tuesday by unknown gunmen in Onitsha, Anambra State.

He spoke in a live broadcast on Wednesday, saying that to reinforce government’s commitment and seriousness on this issue, the State Government, wished to announce a N20,000,000 reward for any useful information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks on our state.

Obiano said the people behind the killing; must be unmasked and brought to book.

He urged citizens to report to government anybody bearing firearm who is not a security or vigilante personnel, so government could deal with this monster, once and for all.

“I wish to most heartily condole with the families of all those who have lost their loved ones in the course of these senseless attacks.

“I promise you that we will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for them. May their souls rest in peace. Finally, I urge all citizens of the state to unite in this fight against all forms of terror, intimidation and tyranny,” he said.

Oviano said his government would not succumb to invaders as he was convinced that no Anambra son would indulge in this kind of heartlessness.

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He warned all those promoting and participating in these violent attacks to leave the state or pay a high price as government would definitely catch up with them.

The governor lamented that since last weekend, some armed persons had unleashed terror with sporadic attacks on innocent citizens in various parts of the State.

He said from the briefings he received from Security Commanders, offices of some political parties, branded campaign vehicles and individuals occupying them had been attacked with killings and burning of vehicles.

Obiano added that other innocent road users have become victims of this menace with many losing their lives and others, their properties.

“Between Sunday 26th and yesterday 28th September, 2021 attacks on citizens at Oko, Agulu, Obosi, Nkpor, Nnobi, Nnewi and other places have left about 10.people dead, including an illustrious son of this State, Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of late Prof Dora Akunyili who was reportedly gunned down yesterday around Nkpor,” he decried.

According to him, these attacks and accompanying deaths could not be justified and must stop now.


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