Former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra has described Tuesday’s killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili and seven others as a sad development for the state.
Obi spoke on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen at the palace of the traditional ruler of Agulu Community, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor.
He said: “It is a sad situation and nobody can tell the reason our society degenerated to this level;” warning that the development portends grave danger if not urgently arrested.
“The only solution to this problem is a collective attention between the people and government,” he added.
Obi said that he had spoken with late Dr. Akunyili’s child abroad and other members of his immediate family.
The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections thanked the Police for taking the bodies of the deceased to the hospital after the attack.
Obodoakor also reacted to the incident, describing it as “a heartless and very condemnable act.”
He further described the deceased as “a peace-loving man and a great son of Agulu community who could not hurt anybody.
“This is very terrible news and I never believed that this type of thing will take place in this state,” he said.
The royal father recalled that the community had experienced deaths of many people.
He cited the untimely death of the former Minister of Information and wife of the deceased, Prof. Dora Akunyili, and regretted that their children are now deprived of their parents’ physical presence.
The two leaders appealed to security agencies in the country to help uncover those behind the dastardly act.