A former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmed Gulak, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to an intelligence officer, IPOB is behind the killing and the recent attacks on security personnel and their facilities in the South-East.
The officer said that they had intercepted communication and videos where the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu had threatened death to anyone who fails to observe his sit-at-home order from May 29 to May 31.
Kanu, in a video broadcast, had declared that the sit-at-home will commence from 6 p.m. on Saturday till 6 p.m. on Monday. He said the order is compulsory and must be obeyed by all the people in the region. He warned that anyone seen outside will be killed.
Gulak, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, was killed in Owerri, Imo State capital on Saturday night.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State and a personal friend of Gulak, Dr. Umar Arɗo, confirmed the incident on Sunday.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Adamawa State and a personal friend of Gulak, Dr. Umar Arɗo, confirmed the incident on Sunday.
“Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi rajiuun. Allahu Akbar. “I just confirmed the sad and gruesome death of my friend and classmate, the former 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.
“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”, Ardo said.