Robbery: Michael Anyiam-Osigwe dies from bullet wounds

Coordinator of the Anyiam-Osigwe Group and Secretary to the Supervisory Board, Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.

He died Sunday from injuries sustained during a robbery attack between Okada and Benin in Edo, on Saturday.

The Honourary Consul-General of the Republic of Malawi to Nigeria was on his way to his hometown Nkwerre in Imo State when he was attacked.

Though he was evacuated alive from the scene of the robbery operation, Anyiam-Osigwe eventually died at the hospital where he was taken to for treatment.

Anyiam-Osigwe studied economics and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Anthropology and Ethnomusicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Under employment with Tsakos-Pedmacgrek Shipping JV, 1986-90 he acquired both training and experience in Ship Management and Operations. He is a member of the IBIA (International Bunker Industry Association) and has benefited from various international seminars and workshops on shipping and marine operations.

Under a Third World study programme he conducted extensive studies and research on indigenous political structures in Africa with special emphasis on Nigeria.

He has also took courses on resource development centering on project planning and implementation in developing countries. He was a regular contributor to national and international discourse and authored several academic treatises and essays on topical issues that have been published in journals, magazines and newspapers.

Anyiam-Osigwe was the Director of Operations for M. D.Yusufu’s Presidential Campaign in 1998

His sister, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is the creator of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).