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Dad Had Bullet Sustained During Nigerian Civil War In His Body Before He Was Killed – Chike Akunyili’s Children Pay Tributes

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Late Dr John Chike Akunyili’s kids have disclosed that their father had in his cranium a bullet sustained from the Nigerian Civil Conflict earlier than the gunshots in Anambra State on Tuesday ended his life.

They revealed that the bullet was embedded within the cranium because of the gunshot accidents he sustained in the course of the warfare between 1967 and January 1970.



The six kids recounted how Chike Akunyili fought within the warfare, noting that after his expertise of violence and demise, he went on to grow to be a physician, saving hundreds of lives.

“As a younger man, he fought as a soldier within the Biafra warfare – a warfare that earned him a bullet that stayed lodged in his cranium ever since.

“From this expertise of violence and demise, he went on to grow to be a physician saving hundreds of lives — a robust testomony to his journey by means of life”, the youngsters stated.

They famous that he began his therapeutic journey within the north the place he constructed and ran a cellular clinic, stressing maybe the entire life harm knowledgeable his ardour for drugs.

“He was a healer. A passionate surgeon, Dr. Chike was the Medical Director at St. Leo’s Hospital in Enugu. For many years he served numerous folks, a lot of whom he cared for and healed for gratis. His one request was at all times that they paid it ahead.

“For a lot of months, he lived and labored among the many folks, finding out and turning into fluent in Hausa to higher serve his sufferers. His dedication to offering healthcare to that neighborhood earned him the Nationwide Youth Service Benefit Award,” the youngsters added within the tribute.

The tribute was signed by; Dr. Ijeoma Akunyili, Dr. Somto Asuzu, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr and Obumneme Akunyili.

The final little one, Obumneme that noticed his father alive, and works because the director-general of Anambra State Venture Administration and Monitoring Workplace, informed BBC Pidgin that his dad was shot within the face by gunmen who opened hearth on his automobile at Nkpor, Anambra State.

“His driver and a policeman assigned to him additionally died within the taking pictures. A cousin survived and is being handled in hospital,” Obumneme added.

 

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