The Imo State Police Command on Sunday said the former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak’s death was a targeted killing.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, in a statement said the late Gulak was identified out of the four people on the vehicle he was travelling in before being shot.
The statement said that the deceased left his hotel early in the morning without informing the police or other sister security agencies and headed towards the airport before he was intercepted and killed by six armed men.
The statement reads: “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.
“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 cordon the area and arrest the perpetrators.”