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Abia Agric Commissioner’s Killers Gunned Down

From Ignatius Okpara

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state has confirmed the death of the kidnappers who killed former state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, in a gun battle near Ikwuano council Area.

Orji made this known Friday at the funeral service of the late Nwosu, held at St. the Peter’s Anglican Church, Amizi-Olokoro, Abia state.

According to him,“Nwosu was shot twice by the kidnappers for resisting an attempt to kidnap him.

“They shot him in the thigh and later in his abdomen when he resisted attempts by the kidnappers to bundle him into their car’’.

The Governor disclosed a medical team, led by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the State Specialist and Diagnostic Centre, Umuahia, Professor Austin Mbanaso, made frantic efforts to save his life but to no avail.

The governor stated that Nwosu, distinguished himself as an Agriculture expert and acquitted himself as a Commissioner by bringing remarkable transformation to the Ministry.

The state he said has started reaping from his wealth of experience before death struck.

Orji, who is the Chairman of the South Eastern Governor’s Forum had promised to appoint new Commissioner from Olokoro community.

In his sermon, the Archbishop Emeritus of Ecclesiastic Province of Abia, of the Anglican communion, Ugochukwu Ezeoke, confirmed the deceased lived a life of service to God and humanity.

He said those who killed him dashed the hopes and expectations of the people as he impacted positively on the lives of the people that came across him.

It would be recalled African Examiner previously  reported late Nwosu, retired as an Executive Director, National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike in Abia state before his appointment as Commissioner.

He was shot dead by unknown gunmen on July 9, this year, while returning to his home town at about 8.30 p.m on the fateful day.



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