Flight Lieutenant Chinecherem Okoronkwo, one of the two senior military officers killed by bandits at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Afaka in Kaduna State was expecting his first child with his wife after four years of marriage, a family source has revealed.
Gunmen had on Tuesday invaded the Afaka barracks of the academy around 1am, killing Okoronkwo and Lieutenant Commodore Wulah.
They also abducted Major Christopher Datong and subsequently called the military authorities to demand N200million to free him.
Until his death, Okoronkwo was the Head of Department, Department of Laboratory Services, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.
He got his first degree from the University of Calabar where he was the General Secretary of the school’s fellowship, CASOR.
Posting on the fellowship’s Facebook group, National Director of CASOR, Amaefule Emeka-Charles said, “I reget to announce the demise of Amb. Chinecherem Okoronkwo who met his untimely death on Monday, August 23, 2021, in the hands of the dreaded bandits, when they raided Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. Bro. Okoronkwo was former CASOR General Secretary and lead singer, University of Calabar and until his death, the Head, Medical Laboratory Unit, NDA Kaduna.
“Left to mourn him is his heart-broken pregnant wife who is yet to deliver their first baby, four years after their wedding. All Casorites and CASOR alumni are to observe a minute silence in every of their meetings in honor of the departed brother.”