The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano has placed a bounty of 20 million Naira on the head of the murderer of Dr Chike Akunyili.
Dr Chike Akunyili who was murdered while he visited Anambra to receive a post humourous Award for his late wife Prof. Dora Akunyili who served as Nigeria’s Minister for Information and Director General of NAFDAC .
The Governor while addressing news men after a security council meeting in respect to the current sad security situation in the state, The Governor while speaking said.
He said,”To reinforce our commitment and seriousness on this issue, I on behalf of the State Government, wish to announce a N20,000,000 reward for any useful information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks on our state. The people behind this must be unmasked and brought to book.
“I urge citizens to report to us anybody bearing firearm who is not a security or vigilante personnel, so we can deal with this monster, once and for all. I wish to most heartily condole with the families of all those who have lost their loved ones in the course of these senseless attacks.
“I promise you that we will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for them. May their souls rest in peace.
Finally, I urge all citizens of the state to unite in this fight against all forms of terror, intimidation and tyranny. We will not succumb to invaders as I am convinced that no Anambra son will indulge in this kind of heartlessness.
” I warn all those promoting and participating in these violent attacks to leave our state or pay a high price as we will definitely catch up with them.
“Since last weekend, some armed persons have unleashed terror with sporadic attacks on innocent citizens in various parts of the State.
From the briefings I have received from Security Commanders, Offices of some political parties, branded campaign vehicles and individuals occupying them have been attacked with killings and burning of vehicles observed. Other innocent road users have become victims of this menace with many losing their lives and others, their properties.
“Between Sunday 26th and yesterday 28th September, 2021 attacks on citizens at Oko, Agulu, Obosi, Nkpor, Nnobi, Nnewi and other places have left about 10.people dead including an illustrious son of this State, Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of late Prof Dora Akunyili who was reportedly gunned down yesterday around Nkpor.
“These attacks and accompanying deaths cannot be justified and must stop now.
These product of this security council meeting has started emerging as special security force officer have been seen manning major junction and roads across the state since the morning of today 30th of September 2021.
We hope normalcy returns to Anambra State as the state is a shadow of what it used to be in terms of security of lives and properties.