Anambra State government last Wednesday night placed N20m reward for those who could provide information on those who killed Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili.
Governor Willie Obiano, who announced the reward in a broadcast to the people of the state said the state government’s decision was to drive home its concern to the seriousness the issue is.
He said: “To reinforce our commitment and seriousness on this issue, I on behalf of the state government, wish to announce a N20,000,000 reward for any useful information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks on our state. The people behind this must be unmasked and brought to book.
“I urge citizens to report to us anybody bearing firearm who is not a security or vigilante personnel, so we can deal with this monster, once and for all.
“I promise you that we will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for those killed. May their souls rest in peace.
“I wish to most heartily condole with the families of all those who have lost their loved ones in the course of these senseless attacks.
Finally, I urge all citizens of the state to unite in this fight against all forms of terror, intimidation and tyranny. We will not succumb to invaders as I am convinced that no Anambra son will indulge in this kind of heartlessness.
”I warn all those promoting and participating in these violent attacks to leave our state or pay a high price as we will definitely catch up with them.
“Since last weekend, some armed persons have unleashed terror with sporadic attacks on innocent citizens in various parts of the State.