President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili, husband to former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dora Akuniyli.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that Akunyili was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Tuesday evening while returning from a trip to Onitsha, where he had gone to obtain a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife.
In a statement titled, ‘President Buhari mourns Dr Chike Akunyili,’ issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Buhari promised to arrest killers of Akunyili.
The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the gruesome killing of Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late former Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Dora Akunyili.
“The President shares 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.
“President Buhari has fond memories of working with the late Dora Akunyili at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and 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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