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Buhari mourns Chike Akunyili, says culprits must face justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the brutal killing of Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Dora Akunyili.

Late Chike Akunyili was killed by unknown gunmen on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Afor Nkpor in Idemili North local government area of Anambra State.

According to reports, he had on Tuesday attended a lecture at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, organized by the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, in honour of his late wife.

President Buhari reacting in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina on Wednesday said he shared the pain of the offspring of Prof and Dr Akunyili, their families and friends “whose lives will never remain the same after the inhuman and reprehensible act that happened in Onitsha, Anambra State.”

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The President said he had fond memories of working with the late Dora Akunyili at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), adding that “Nigerians will never forget the memory of the amazon, who distinguished herself as a courageous, dependable and patriotic citizen.”

Enjoining security agencies and leaders of thought to work harder to bring an end to the violence being unleashed on innocent Nigerians, “the President assures the grieving families who lost their loved ones in the incident that the perpetrators of the heinous act will face both the judgment of man and that of God.”

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