The Nigeria police force, Imo State command has confirmed the cold blooded murder of former special adviser to president Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ahmed Ali Gulak.
A statement by SP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer of the command said; “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 State, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordon the area and arrest perpetrators.”
News of the murder of the politician was broken by his long time friend, Dr. Umar Ardo sparking tension and anxiety.
Gulak was a former speaker of Adamawa State house of assembly and now a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).