Gunmen Kill Late Akunyili’s Husband
Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late former Information Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has been reportedly murdered by gunmen.
The Nation learnt he was killed at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.
Though details of the incident are still sketchy, a source close to the family said the deceased was still at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA) where the late Dora was honoured some hours before he was killed.
The source, who was shattered by the murder, said: “God, pls render the devil and his agents powerless and useless.
“I was with this man yesterday same yesterday at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha. It was an occasion of University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch event where they honoured late Dora Akunyili.
“He spoke glowingly about Dora and made a donation of 500k to the association.
He was there with his son ,Obum now working with Anambra state government.
“We saw them off to the car and it was emotional when Obum hugged him tight as both of them separated to join their respective vehicles.
“Obum was in a white Hilux while the man was in a big Jeep (i think Prado). God have mercy!”
Source – The Nation
Prison Clash Between Gangs ‘Armed With Explosives’ Leaves 35 Dead, With 8 Beheaded
At least 35 people have been killed and 50 more injured after gang warfare sparked a riot in an Ecuadorian prison.
The death toll continues to rise as police check cells. Eight of the inmates killed were beheaded.
The two gangs inside Litoral Penitentiary, Guayaquil, allegedly have links to Mexican drug cartels and were armed with “firearms and explosives”.
Just two weeks ago, the prison service said that the prison was attacked by a drone as part of “a war between international cartels”.
They confirmed on Tuesday morning, September 28, local time that: “An alert was activated for detonations of firearms and explosions in several pavilions, due to clashes between criminal gangs.”
Police said that the gangs were fighting for control of one of the prison’s pavilions well into the afternoon.
Source – Linda Ikeji