Following the assassination of Dr. Chike Akunyili, widower of the late director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dora Akunyili, a group operating under the aegis of The Igbo Conscience (TIC) has called for declaration of a state of emergency in some states in the South East to forestall spate of killing in the geo political zone.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, the special adviser to Lagos State governor on drainage and water resources, Joe Igbokwe said the rate of killing in Igbo land has become worrisome.
He urged people that meant well for the geo political zone to rise up and condemn it.
Igbokwe who titled his speech “before Igbo goes into extinction” noted that the South East governors seem to be helpless in the present situation, so there is the need for the federal government to intervene and declare a state of emergency.
Dr Akunyili was reported to have been killed by gunmen at Nkpor, in the Idemili North local government area of Anambra state, along with seven other persons, when returning from a trip to Onitsha, where he had gone to obtain a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife, when he ran into the hoodlums at Nkpor and was shot and killed.
Though IPOB has denied killing Akunyili and distances its members from senseless murders in South-East, the junior brother of the deceased insisted that IPOB killed his brother.