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Gulak: Police confirms death of politician, says he was killed on way to airport

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Following the assassination of ex-Presidential aide on political matters to President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday, Imo State Police Command has confirmed that Ahmed Ali Gulak was killed on way to Sam Mbakwe Airport.

In a statement which was issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command ob Sunday, SP Bala Elkana said he Gulak was assassinated by a yet-to be identified gunmen.

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The Police explained that he left his Protea hotel room without informing the police or sister agencies in view of fragile security situation in the south east and Imo in particular.

The statement 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.

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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 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 around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport.

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“The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators”.

Late Gulak was the Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters.

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