The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the murder of the former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak.
In a statement released by Baba Elkana, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Gulak’s killers were described as “armed bandits ” and claimed the former Presidential aide left his hotel without security despite knowing the fragile security situation in the state.
Gulak, who was a chieftain of the ruling APC, was killed on Sunday Morning, May 30 while on his way to the airport to catch a flight.
A part of the statement reads,
“On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.
Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor Security agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular.
He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregular route to the airport. Six armed bandits who rose in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport”.
Elkana added that the State Commissioner of Police Imo, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to Corrine the area and arrest the perpetrators.