A one-time Special Adviser on Political Maters under the ex-President Jonathan Goodluck’s administration, Ahmed Gulak, was Saturday night, killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
Gulak reportedly died on the spot close to the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, in Obiangwu along the Aba-Owerri after he was shot by the assailants.
He was said to be heading to the Imo airport enroute Abuja when he was attacked.
Now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gulak chaired the Gubernatorial Committee which handed Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, the governorship ticket in 2019.
He was previously the Adamawa State House of Assembly Speaker on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
“I just confirmed the sad and gruesome death of my friend and classmate, the former Hon. Speaker of the Adamawa State Assembly, former Special Assistant Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr Ahmed Ali Gulak was said to have been killed last night by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State,” a Facebook post by Umar Ardo, read.
Ahmed was sacked by Jonathan as Special Adviser back in 2014, over allegations of meddling in party affairs, as well as over running battles with the PDP hierarchy.
He subsequently quit as the National Coordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) in 2018 to defect to the APC.
He once that former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha offered him $2m to return his son-in-law as APC gubernatorial candidate in the heat of the gubernatorial impasse in the state.
Meanwhile, commenting on the killing of Gulak, in a statement, SP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer in the state quoted the commissioner, Mr Abutu Yaro as directing a discreet investigation into the matter.
The police commissioner disclosed that police’s Tactical and Special units have been deployed to cordon the area and arrest perpetrators.
“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 the 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,” the report read.