Nigerians have condemned the killing of Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of late former Director General of NAFDAC and minister for information, Prof Dora Akunyili by unidentified gunmen.

DAILY POST reported that Akunyili was killed alongside his driver and escort on Tuesday on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor.

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It was learnt that Akunyili had attended a lecture at Sharon Hall, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha,which was organized by the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, in honour of his late wife, Prof Dora Akunyili.

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His death has stirred reactions from Nigerians who took to social media condemning the Buhari-led government over incessant killings by gunmen in the country.

Some called on the leaders in South East to salvage the insecurity situation in the region before it gets out of hand.