Abia commissioner dies from gunshot wounds

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

“Dr. Ken Nwosu appeared to have survived the attacked after some surgical procedure was carried out on him.”

The Commissioner for Agriculture in Abia State, Ken Nwosu, is dead.

The entomologist and agro-researcher died Tuesday morning following a surgical operation on bullet wounds after being shot by gunmen on July 10 in Umuahia, the state capital, an official announced.

Eze Chikamnayo, the Abia Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said Mr, Nwosu was shot by yet to be identified gunmen on his way home from the office.  He said the victim was rushed to the Abia State Specialist Hospital where doctors operated on him.

“Dr. Ken Nwosu appeared to have survived the attacked after some surgical procedure was carried out on him,” Mr. Chikamnayo said. “For couple of days, while the doctors were waiting for him to be stabilized before further post surgery care, Dr. Ken’s 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 the Hospital.”

The Abia government said it would do anything possible to bring the late Mr. Nwosu’s attackers to book.

“State will like to use this moment to assure its citizens of continuous protection of lives and property in the State as the State will stop at nothing to get those behind the evil act that led to the death of the Honourable Commissioner,” the spokesperson said.

Mr. Nwosu was a former Executive Director, Nigerian Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State, and is survived by a wife and children.


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