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NEWS UPDATE: Okonjo-Iweala reacts to killing of Chike Akunyili

NEWS UPDATE: Okonjo-Iweala reacts to killing of Chike Akunyili

The Managing director-Full general of the World Merchandise Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has expressed sadness over what she termed as ‘brutal killing’ of Dr

Chike Akunyili, spouse of the tardily Managing director-Full general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Command (NAFDAC), Dora Akunyili.

DAILY POST reported that Akunyili was murdered by unknown gunmen amongst his driver and escort on Tuesday on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor.

It was learnt that Akunyili had attended a lecture at Sharon Corridor, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha,which was organized by the Academy of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Organization (UNAA), Onitsha department, in honour of his tardily married woman, Prof Dora Akunyili.

Reacting to the sad incident, Okonjo-Iweala on her verified Twitter page wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we hear of the brutal killing of Dr Chike Akunyili; eminent physician, love spouse of Prof Dora Akunyili-Nigerian icon.”

Okonjo-Iweala offered her condolences to the children and household of the deceased.

“Heartfelt condolences to his children and household. He is with God & his married woman.May his soul Ease In Peace,” her post read.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that killers of Akunyili will face sentence.

He instructed the security agencies to set in to a greater extent efforts to halt the killings of harmless Nigerians.

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