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Imo State Police describe killers of ex presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, as bandits

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The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the murder of the former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan,  Ahmed Gulak.

 

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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.

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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,

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“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.

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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”.

 

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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.

 

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