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Husband to late Prof. Dora Akunyili, Mr. Chike Akunyili shot dead by suspected herdsmen

Mr. Chike Akunyili, husband to former NAFDAC boss Prof. Dora Akunyili has been shot dead with his driver by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday.

Reports gathered confirmed that Mr Akunyili was returning to Enugu from a meeting in Onitsha when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, killing him instantly with his driver and police orderly

The remains of the three had since been deposited at the hospital ahead of burial and police investigation.

Mr Akunyili until his death was running St Leo’s Hospital, one of the biggest in Enugu. He graduated first class and spent his professional career treating citizens across the country, including many on charitable grounds.

“He was travelling along the Old Onitsha Enugu Highway when they struck,” a family said under anonymity because he was not asked to publicly comment on the matter until a formal statement has been issued.

Mr Akunyili lost his wife Prof. Dora Akunyili to cancer in 2014. He was survived by their six children.

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