Authorities of Imo State Police Command have confirmed the assassination of former political adviser to Ex-President Goodluck, Barr. Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State even as they blamed him of not notifying the Police Force of his movements in the highly volatile state.
Gulak was said to have been shot dead yesterday evening while returning to Abuja from Owerri, Imo State capital when the incident occurred.
In a statement on Sunday afternoon, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana, stated: “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 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 State Commissioner of Police 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.
The news of his death was made known by his classmate, Dr. Umar Ado in a statement on Sunday, May 30.
Sources revealed that he was in Imo at the invitation of some Northern Groups in the state. However, this could not be confirmed as at press time.
The statement reads: “I just confirmed the sad and gruesome death of my friend and classmate, the former Hon. Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, former Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President and former Special Adviser Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmadu Ali Gulak.
“Barr Gulak was said to have been killed last night by gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.
“May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, bless his soul, and reward his good deeds with Aljannah on the Day of Resurrection.
“May Allah (SWT) also give all his children, relatives, friends, and loved ones, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. And may Allah (SWT) bless us with faithful deaths when it is our turn to die. Ameen.
“Please let all and sundry accept my heartfelt sympathy over this personal painful experience even as I draw solace that he lived a good, helpful and productive life, well illustrated by the fact that he died while in service of his dear country.
“This is one death too many! May God Almighty save our fatherland. Ameen.”
In the same vein, Gulak’s daughter took to Twitter to announce the death of her father.
In her tweet, she wrote: “I just lost my dad please put him in your Dua. Thank you as you do so. Allaahummaghfir li (Ahmed Ali Gulak) warfa’ darajatahu fil-mahdiyyeena, wakhlufhu fee ‘aqibihi fil-ghaabireena , waghfir-lanaa wa lahu yaa Rabbal-‘aalameena, wafsah lahu fee qabrihi wa nawwir lahu feehi”