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Imo Police Command reacts to Gulak Assassination

By Aaron Okonkwo

The Imo State Police Command has on Sunday, May 30, 2021, reacted on the sudden assassination of Ahmed Gulak.

In a statement by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Eikana to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State capital, he lamented that Mr. Gulak did not request a security protection on his way to catch-up his flight to Abuja at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, knowing the security challenges in the state

The statement read in parts, “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.

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“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.

The statement continued, “The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators”.

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