Police authorities have revealed how Ahmed Gukak, former Special Adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Sunday in Imo State.
This is contained in a Press release by the spokesman of the Nigeria police, Imo State Command, SP Bala Elkana on Sunday.
It said 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.
According to the police image maker, “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 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.
Elkana noted that 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”.
TheNewspad reports that security personnel have put on high alert in Omerri, the State Capital over the tragedy.
Imo and some States in south Eastern part of Nigeria has become a hot-bed for insecurity despite the signing of enabling laws on Ebubeagu by the State Government to address security concerns in the State.