Real killers of Chike Akunyili revealed by family members.
Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Dora Akunyili was brutally murdered on Tuesday.
Chike Akunyili was a reputable medical practitioner who until death remained a well respected individual in Igboland.
The deceased was murdered on his way back to Onitsha after attending a meeting in Enugu by killer herdsmen.
Suspected killer herdsmen on Tuesday killed Chike Akunyili, a prominent medical doctor and husband of late public health expert and NAFDAC chief Dora Akunyili.
Icon News learnt that Mr Akunyili was returning to Enugu from a meeting in Onitsha when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, killing him instantly with his driver and police orderly, according to family sources interviewed by Peoples Gazette on Wednesday morning.
“He was travelling along the Old Onitsha Enugu Highway when they struck,” a family said under anonymity because he was not asked to publicly comment on the matter until a formal statement has been issued.
Mr Akunyili lost his wife to cancer in 2014. He was survived by their six children.
Police spokespersons in Anambra and Enugu did not return calls seeking comments from The Gazette on Wednesday morning.
The attack came amidst raging insecurity in the South-East, fuelled largely by armed herdsmen, separatist agitators and even security forces.