On Tuesday, gunmen assassinated Chike Akunyili, the spouse of Dora Akunyili, the late head of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
According to reports, he was shot dead on his way back to Enugu following a memorial service for his late wife.
On Tuesday, his son, Obumneme Akunyili, confirmed the event to BBC Igbo.
Dora Akunyilli was appointed supervising councilor for agriculture in a local government unit in Anambra state after serving on numerous state government bodies. She worked as a Hospital Pharmacist in Enugu State’s University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (U.N.T.H).
A horrific video of his body has gone viral on social media. However, at this time, NG Times is unable to authenticate the video’s veracity.
Residents in the South-east informed NG Times that the medical practitioner was was down by members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The terrorist organization has promised that the governorship election in Anambra State on November 6 would not take place, and it has been accused for a series of attacks on politicians and their followers who are campaigning for the poll.
The armed organization, which has been accused of attacking police stations and other security institutions in the region, is also enforcing a sit-at-home order in the five South-east states, which it has mandated for every Monday.