Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce

Former Bayelsa lawmaker, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Wednesday, said Nigeria is losing its grip on security of citizens.

Ben Bruce said this while condemning the death of Chike Akunyili, husband to late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

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


The former lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to act immediately concerning insecurity before it’s too late.

On his Twitter page, he wrote: “I am saddened by the reports of the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili (husband of the late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili).

“The nation is losing grip on its security architecture, and government must act more effectively before it’s too late. My condolences to the family.”

Chike Akunyili’s death is one of numerous deaths reported in the country as a result of insecurity.

On Tuesday, armed bandits allegedly killed not less than thirty persons in Kachiwe village, Sarkin Pawa in Munya Local Government area of Niger.

Some states like Kaduna recently asked residents to prepare for a shutdown of telecommunication services as security operatives set to launch offensives against bandits terrorizing parts of the state.

This is a move by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to counter incessant attacks by bandits in local governments facing unrest.