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Akunyili: S’East Now Under Siege – Ohaneze

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that the five Southeastern states have come under siege following the murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband of the late Professor Dora Akunyili, former minister of information.

It stressed the recent spate of killings in Anambra State calls for deep retrospection from all stakeholders.

Amb. Okey Emuche, secretary-general of the organisation, stated this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State during a prayer summit organised by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South East chapter to mark World Igbo Day.

Emuche, who represented President-General of the organisation, Professor George Obiozor, during the summit, called on Biafra agitators to take a pause in their agitations and understand what is confronting the Igbo nation.

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‘We need to take a pause in the Igbo nation, we need to seek the face of God. We need to think about today, the Igbo nation is under siege with killings. A video was sent to me, the husband of the late Dr. Dora Akunyili, was brutally murdered. If you see the video, if you don’t hold yourself very well, you won’t be able to do anything.

Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at the gruesome killing of Dr Chike Akunyili.

According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari enjoined security agencies and leaders of thought to work harder to bring an end to the violence being unleashed on innocent Nigerians in the region.

The president assured the grieving families who lost their loved ones in the incident that the perpetrators of the heinous act will face both the judgment of man, and that of God.



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