The Imo State Police Command said that Mr Ahmed Gulak an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain killed in the state on Sunday by unidentified gunmen left his hotel without security escort.
The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Abutu Yaro made the disclosure in a statement issued in Owerri on Sunday by the command’s spokesperson, SP Bala Alkana.
Newsclickng.com gathered that Gulak, ex political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan was shot and killed on Ngor-Okpala Road on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Imo State to catch a flight.
“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 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.
He said the force had directed a discreet investigations into the matter as Tactical and Special forces had been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.
According to reports, the development has caused serious panic in Imo with some churches hurriedly dismissing members from sunday services.