Gruesome Killing of Gulak Portends danger for Nigeria —Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has condemned the gruesome killing of Ahmed Gulak, a former Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters under Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

The governor warned that the murder portends danger for the nation’s security, advising the media to be in the forefront of setting agenda on how the country could overcome her present security threat.

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.

However speaking at the 10th Anniversary of Trace News Magazine, held today in Akure, the state capital,
Akeredolu said, “the news of the death of an APC chieftain and former Special Adviser on Political Matters in the last Administration, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, Imo State, this morning, is very shocking and disturbing.

Also in press statement issued in Akure earlier this evening, Governor Akeredolu said, “We want to use this medium to express our solidarity with our brother Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma. We admonish him and other Governors in the South Eastern States to brace up, and confront the current security challenge to put an end to the bloodbath in the land.The enemies of the people always employ the weapon of fear to create disaffection in the polity.

“This cowardly act is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly Northerners, against the Igbo living outside the South East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them.

“This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should not be allowed to subvert the legitimacy of the current Government at all levels.

“We call on all security agencies to collaborate with a view to unveiling the criminal elements sponsoring and undertaking terrorist acts. they must be punished, severely. May the soul of our departed brother, Ahmed Gulak rest in perfect peace,” Akeredolu said.