Killing of Dr Chike Akunyili barbaric – Barr. Obidike Okolo

The National Secretary of National Rescue Movement (NRM), Barr. Obidike Okolo , on Thursday condemned the killing of Dr Chike Akunyili, widower of the late Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

Okolo in Abuja said that the killing was unfortunate and called for a thorough and uncompromising investigation.

“The brutal killing of Dr Akunyili is highly regrettable and condemnable. The killers must be brought to book.

“Their real intentions must be revealed. I am still at a loss why the man was gruesomely murdered. Was it a targeted assassination, mistaken identity or what exactly?” he queried.

Okolo, who expressed concern over the spate of killings in Nigeria, especially in the South-East, wondered why the unnecessary murdering of innocent people.

He called for the restoration of sanity in all the states of the Federation, especially in Anambra with the gubernatorial elections very close at hand.

According to him, it truly seems that the once touted solid security achievements of Gov. Obiano has collapsed like a pack of cards.

“I recommend a jaw-jaw to discuss the breakdown of security in the nation and rejig of the entire security architecture. “We cannot afford to be ruled by the mob” he noted.

“Let sanity and reign and let us respect the sanctity of human life in our Nation. As I said before, leaders and citizens alike should not be undue targets in our clime. Those behind this dastardly act should be fished out and prosecuted,” he said.

He commiserate with the Akunyili family and prayed for the repose of the soul of Dr Chike Akunyili.

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