Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Dora Akunyili, was shot dead by suspected gunmen on Tuesday 29th September 2021, at Nkpor, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
His family, colleagues, friends and the government have expressed their shock and pain at the gruesome murder of the late Dr Chike Akunyili, the Medical Director of St. Leo Hospital Enugu.
His daughter Chidiogo Akunyili took to social media to share a heartfelt and emotional write up:
“Ubuntu – ‘I am because we are’. If this holds true, then the man who pulled the trigger twice is because we are – his anger, the injustice of his action, and his violence are because it is mirrored in the world around him. If ‘I am because we are, then my father’s pain gasping for breath in his last moments is because we as a nation are in pain”.
After such a brutal murder of her father, she still preaches forgiveness with such a graceful and heartbreaking write up, wow! There’s really something extraordinary about the Akunyili’s family.