President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the gruesome murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to the late Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili.
It was earlier reported that gunmen had killed Dr. Akunyili at Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
It was gathered that Dr. Akunyili had earlier visited the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) for an event before he was murdered.
In a statement on Wednesday signed by his media aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari expressed sadness over the death of the medical professional.
He urged security agencies and South-East leaders to work harder to bring an end to the violence being unleashed on innocent Nigerians in the region.
The President also assures the grieving family that the perpetrators of the heinous act will be arrested and made to face justice.
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”.