The estranged Deputy Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said the sessionist group is responsible for the assassination of Dr. Chike Akunyili in Anambra State.
Dr. Chike is the widower of late Dora Akunyili, the former Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
DAILY GIST learnt that some unknown gunmen had killed Dr Akunyili at Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
It was gathered that Dr Akunyili had earlier visited the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) for an event before he was murdered.
Reacting in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, Mefor, the former right hand of Nnamdi Kanu accused IPOB of not continuing with the idea behind its set-up.
He accused the pro-Biafra group of carrying out crime against humanity in the guise of freedom fighting.
Read Mefor’s full post below:
“CALL A SPADE A SPADE AND NAME THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ONGOING WANTON DESTRUCTION OF LIVES AND PROPERTIES IN IGBO PART OF BIAFRALAND
“If other parts of Nigeria are imploding, those who know better must insulate, maintain civility and not allow our land to also assume the status of lawlessness and of barbarism. But what an irony in the face of the unfolding, avoidable situation today!
We have said and would emphatically continue to say that: abomination remains abomination. What the Indigenous People of Nnamdi Kanu (IPONK) is doing of late is criminality, it is a category of heinous crime called CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY WITHIN THE ROME STATUTE AND THE JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, ICC ; AND NO MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING.
“It is on record that on the inspiration of the violent utterances ,threats and incitements to horror by Nnamdi Kanu and his bumbling sycophantic criminal gang members of the not-fit-for-purpose DOS, a series of sponsored and blanket assassination/killing campaigns and extra-judicial extermination of the innocent unsuspecting Igbo Biafrans have been commissioned and ridiculously on an ongoing basis—–hailed and celebrated by a cross-section of the gullible as UNKNOWNGUNMEN/ESN, as fighting the fulani herdsmen and in the name of freedom fighting.”
”The latest is the unfortunate assassination of Dr. Akunyili.”
There is currently a high rate of insecurity and spate of killings in the South East. And anytime some observers, security agencies and Nigerian authorities finger IPOB as being responsible, the proscribed group always dodge the accusations.