BreakingNews 19/7/14 - Abia Indigenes in Diaspora Mourn Agric Commissioner, Nwosu

[ Masterweb Reports ] - A few hours after Abia State Information Commissioner, Eze Chikamnayo, on Tuesday announced the death of the Agriculture Commissioner, Kenneth Nwosu, Abia people resident in North America, under the aegis of Abia State National Association of North America (ASNA), have expressed shock over the demise.


In a statement to The Guardian, ASNA's President, Christian Ike, described Nwosu's death, who was shot by unknown gunmen near his Olokoro Village, Umuahia, the state capital, as shocking.


According to Ike, the death of Nwosu, whom he described as a great administrator, was a great loss to Abia State, Nigeria and agriculture sector.


While formally announcing Nwosu's death to journalists on Tuesday on behalf of the state government, Chikamnayo said: "On Thursday, July 10, 2014, the news of the gruesome attack by some unknown gunmen on the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ken Nwosu, a world class entomologist, an accomplished agro-researcher and former executive director, National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCI), Umudike, Abia State, was reported.


"It was gathered that some unknown gunmen shot Dr. Ken Nwosu on his way home from the office on the July 9, 2014, but didn't disposes him.


He was subsequently rushed to Abia State Specialist Hospital where a team of medical experts operated on him".


*Photo Caption - Late Dr. Kenneth Nwosu being visited by Governor Orji at the hospital before his death.

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