Following the d£ath of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late former Director General of NAFDAC and Minister of Information, Prof Dora Akunyili, on Tuesday; and the subsequent allegation of the cause of his d£ath on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the group has denied kïlling the victim.
Late Chike Akunyili was murd£ed by unknown gûnmen on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Afor Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Reports had it that Akunyili 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. He was murd£red while returning home after the event.
In a riposte, the IPOB ‘s spokesperson, Comrade Emma Powerful, vowed to arrest and deal decisively with those committing crïme in the region.
“We the great family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, wish to dissociate ourselves from the senseless kïlling of innocent citizens in Anambra State. We have no hands in the political kïllings going on. We have severally raised the alarm that some cru£l politicians are hiding under the cloak of the situation in Biafra land to elimïnate their political enemïes and blame it on IPOB,” he said.
“Those who kïlled Dora Akunyili’s husband were the same people that kïlled Dora. They are the ones contesting governorship election in Anambra State today”.
“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we did not kïll him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB’s name. We don’t want anybody to blame IPOB because we must get them, this is pure political as*as*ination going on in Anambra State. Agents are doing this to paint IPOB black in the face of support and encouragement we are getting from our people,” he stressed further.
“We know their plans and gimmick to discourage Biafrans who are encouraging and supporting us but it can’t work for them”.
“In the near future those committing these atr0cities in Imo and Anambra States will hear from IPOB and our people should not blame us because we must get them,” he added.