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Abia shocked at commissioner's murder

16 July 2014, 07:38Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Abia State Government has expressed shock at the death of the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Ken Nwosu, who gunmen recently shot dead.

The state paid its condolences through in a statement signed by Chief Eze Chikamnayo,  the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy.

“On behalf of the Abia State Government, It is with deep sense of grief that I announce the death Dr. Ken Nwosu, the Commissioner for Agriculture Abia State. Abia State Government is mourning! We are mourning the death of a very good gentleman, an agric expert and astute administrator,” Chikamnayo said.

He explained that some unknown assailants shot the commissioner last Tuesday.

“It was gathered that some unknown gunmen shot Nwosu on his way home from the office but didn’t disposes him. He was subsequently rushed to the Abia State Specialist Hospital where a team of Medical Experts operated on him.”

Chikamnayo added that Nwosu appeared to have survived the attack after some surgical procedure was carried out on him.

“For couple of days, while the doctors were waiting for him to be stabilized before further post-surgery care, his wife and other family were with him in the hospital. He received and spoke well to visitors including the Governor and his family that visited him on two occasions in hospital”.

Chikamnayo assured citizens of continuous protection of lives and property.

"The state will stop at nothing to get those behind the evil act that led to the death of our Commissioner."

Nwosu was a renowned entomologist, an accomplished agro researcher and former Executive Director, Nigerian Root Crops Research Institute (NRCI).

- CAJ News

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