‘A dedicated patriot,’ Jonathan mourns ex-adviser Ahmed Gulak


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock over the death of his former political adviser, Ahmed Gulak, who was killed in Owerri, the Imo State capital. In a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media, Ikechukwu Eze, he described his former aide as a loyal public servant and dedicated patriot.

The former President described Gulak’s death as a painful loss and prayed that God would comfort his family and grant his soul eternal rest. Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) died on Sunday morning after gunmen attacked a Toyota Camry cab conveying him and two others while on their way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri to catch a flight. According to the police, the late APC chieftain left his hotel without informing the command and other security agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East, and Imo in particular.

He was said to have left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took an irregular route to the airport before the gunmen shot at him at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of the state. Hours after the incident, the police identified the assailants as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN), adding that they have been killed. “Three AK 47 rifles, one pistol, five AK 47 magazines with 92 rounds of live ammunition, and criminal charms were recovered.

“The driver who drove late Ahmed Gulak and a co-victim who survived have all identified the dead body of the IPOB/ESN members positively as their attackers and also identified the three vehicles recovered as those used by the attackers,” a police statement said.


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