Nwosu, Abia agric commissioner dies after gunshot wounds

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UMUAHIA –  The Abia State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Kenneth Nwosu, who was shot on July 9 by gunmen died on Monday night. Nwosu died at the Abia State Specialist and Diagnostic Centre, Umuahia, where he was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Eze Chikamnayo, who confirmed the death newsmen in Umuahia on Tuesday, described the on Nwosu as “gruesome and shocking’’.

“This is a sad moment for the , the Executive Council and the entire of Abia. We are mourning because we have lost a colossus,’’ Chikamnayo said. Chikamnayo said the late commissioner made significant contribution in the , and described him as “amiable, easy going and efficient’’. The Relations in the state, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, had told newsmen the late Nwosu was attacked around 8.05 p.m. at Amakama/Olokoro on the outskirts of Umuahia, while driving back his country .


He was rushed the Abia Specialist and Diagnostic Centre after the , where a of , led by the Chief Medical , Prof. Augustus Mbanaso, battled save his .

Mbanaso later told newsmen Nwosu was shot severally in the stomach and thighs, with the femur badly damaged. Nwosu was the immediate-past Executive of the National Root Crop Institute, Umudike.

He was appointed the Commissioner for Agriculture in September, 2013. (NAN)