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IPOB breaks silence on murder of Chike Akunyili

Nnamdi Kanu’s proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the tragic death of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of late Information Minister and NAFDAC DG, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

IPOB on Wednesday distanced itself from the killing alleging that the death of Dr Akunyili was a pure political assassination.

The group stressed that those behind the incident are contesting for the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State.

Akunyili was killed at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening, hours after attending an event at Onitsha, where the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) honoured his wife posthumously.

Following the incident, IPOB members were fingered as being responsible for his death.

The group, however, on Wednesday, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, debunked the allegation and said those who poisoned the late Dora are responsible for her husband’s death.

The statement in part reads: “Those who killed Dora Akunyili’s husband killed his wife with poison. They are Fulani because she exposed Yar’adua’s death for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to take over as President of failed Nigeria.

“They know themselves. Those that conspired to poisoned prof. Dora Akunyili, they’re contesting the governorship election in Anambra State today.

“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we don’t know him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB name, we don’t want anybody to blame IPOB because we must get them, this is pure political assassination going on in Anambra State now and it been perfected by Nigeria DSS security agents are doing this to paint IPOB back in the face of support and encouragement we are getting from our people.

“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 atrocities in Imo and Anambra state will hear from IPOB and our people should not blame us because we must get them.”

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