Gulak update: Police say former aide left the hotel without a security escort

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The Imo state police command has confirmed the murder of Mr. Ahmed Gulak an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.

In a statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command said Gulak was killed this morning May 30, along Ngor-Okpala Road while on his way to catch a flight. Adding that the former aide to Jonathan was not with a security detail.

“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.

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“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 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,” he said.

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 cordon the area and arrest the perpetrators.

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