From Ada Nebolise, Awka
The police in Imo State have confirmed the killing of a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan by gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Saturday.
According to Sp Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, Imo Command of the Nigeria Police Force, “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 sister 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 rode 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.
“The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.
Gulak was until his untimely death a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to which he defected in 2016. He had served the former president as a political adviser until the ruling Peoples Democratic Party was defeated in the 2015 general election by the APC and he, subsequently, defected. He was chairman of the national committee that conducted APC primaries in Imo State in 2019. He hails from Adamawa State.