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Senate observes one-minute silence for late Dora Akunyili’s widower Chike

The Senate on Wednesday observed one-minute silence for Dr. Chike Akunyili, the widower of the late former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili.

The medical was reportedly gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen on Monday evening in Anambra State.

This was sequel to a point of order by the the Senator representing Anambra Central, Uche Ekwunife, who drew the attention of the Senate to the incident.

The deceased was reportedly killed on his way from where he had gone to receive an award in honour of his late wife.

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Meanwhile, the Police in Anambra State had yet to respond to the reported killing as of the time of filing this report.

The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Wednesday, distanced themselves from the ‘senseless’ killings in the South-East geopolitical zone of the country.

This is as the group claimed that the ‘senseless’ killings were politically motivated, stating that masterminds were taking advantage of the current situation in the region to unleash mayhem on their political opponents.

The group also noted that it did not at any point issue a statement on the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra State, to the effect, that the election will not hold.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, aired the group’s view in a statement, on Wednesday.

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