The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to reports linking the death of Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband to late former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili to its members.
According to IPOB, Chike’s death was pure political assassination and those behind the incident are contesting for the upcoming Anambra State governorship election.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that unknown gunmen reportedly killed Dr Chike Akunyili at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
Spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said those who poisoned the late Dora are responsible for her husband’s death.
A statement by Powerful reads partly: “Those who killed Dora Akunyili’s husband killed his wife with poison are Fulani because she exposed Yar’adua’s death for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to take over as President of failed Nigeria. They know themselves, Those that conspired to poisoned Prof. Dora Akunyili, they’re contesting the governorship election in Anambra State today.
“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we don’t know him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB name, we don’t want anybody to blame IPOB because we must get them, this is pure political assassination going on in Anambra State now and it been perfected by Nigeria DSS security agents are doing this to paint IPOB back in the face of support and encouragement we are getting from our people.
“We know their plans and gimmick to discourage Biafrans who are encouraging and supporting us but it can’t work for them, in the near future those committing these atrocities in Imo and Anambra state will hear from IPOB and our people should not blame us because we must get them.”