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Akunyili’s son, Obumneme narrates how his father was shot dead

A son of Dr Chike Akunyili, Obumneme who was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Anambra State, has described how his father was killed by the yet-to-be-identified persons

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Chike, a Medical Doctor and widower of a late Minister of Information, Prof Dora Akunyili was killed on Monday evening when he was returning from a commemorative lecture in honour of his late wife.

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Speaking with BBC Igbo, Obumneme said his dad was shot in the face by gunmen who opened fire on his vehicle at Nkpor, Anambra State.

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“His driver and a Police Officer assigned to him also died in the shooting. A cousin survived and is being treated in hospital,” Obumneme added.

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The police in Anambra State have vowed to go after the killers and bring them to book.

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Written by Ishaq Olakunle

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