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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Buhari Expresses Outrage, Sadness Over Gulak's Murder

•••Gulak's Killing Is Senseless, Wicked - Gov Akeredolu

                     •Ahmed Gulak
 
From Jane Okafor, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed outrage and disgust over what he called "the heinous murder of Adamawa politician Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State by yet to be identified gunmen."

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity) stated this in a release.

Reacting to the development on Sunday, the President said: "I'm repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil people who are determined to undermine the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our country.

"Let me warn however that nobody or group of people who engages in such despicable acts should expect to go free. We will deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that such callous and criminal elements are brought to justice.”

Finally, President Buhari expressed his “deep condolences to the family of the deceased, the people and government of Adamawa State as well as his friends and associates all over the country. 

••• How The Adamawa Politician Was Gruesomely Murdered

Gunmen had earlier in the morning today killed the former political   Adviser to ex -President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, in gun attack.

The Adamawa chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was shot dead in Owerri, the  Imo State capital.

It was learnt that the assailants allegedly shot him dead around 06:30am at Amaekwemgba Junction,  Umueze Ezemba Community, a few meters away from the airport.

He was reportedly accosted while driving from Enyiogugu Mbaise area towards the airport before his assailants blocked him and shot him twice on the head.

He was said to have died on the spot.

Some people around the area alleged that the gunmen came in military camouflage.

•••Gulak's Killing Is Senseless, Wicked - Gov Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has received with sadness the news of murder of Gulak, describing it as very shocking and disturbing.

  This is unacceptable.
Akeredolu in a statement he personally signed, said it is one murder too many,  senseless and wicked. 

"The perpetrators of this heinous act are enemies of this country. This contrivance is meant to mislead, confuse and destroy. It bears the unmistakable, despicable imprints of fifth columnists bent on setting the country on the path of conflagration. These criminals must not be allowed to succeed.

"We want to use this medium to express our solidarity with our brother Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma. We admonish him and other Governors in the South Eastern States to brace up, and confront the current security challenge to put an end to the bloodbath in the land.The enemies of the people always employ the weapon of fear to create disaffection in the polity.

"This cowardly act is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly Northerners, against the Igbo living outside the South East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them. This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should not be allowed to subvert the legitimacy of the current Government at all levels.

"We call on all security agencies to collaborate with a view to unveiling the criminal elements sponsoring and undertaking terrorist acts. they must be punished, severely.

"May the soul of our departed brother, Ahmed Gulak rest in perfect peace," the governor said.

••• Police Reaction To The Killing

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 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.

Sp Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commisioner of Police ,Imo State Police Command.


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