There have been reactions across the country following the assassination of a former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, by gunmen in Imo State.
Funeral prayers were conducted for Gulak on Sunday evening at the National Mosque, Abuja, after which his remains were interred at the Gudu Cemetry at around 8 pm.
The Driver of the vehicle that drove Gulak to the airport shared his side of the incident.
He disclosed that the gunmen who killed Gulak while on his way to the airport came in a Toyota Camry 2005 model with silver colour; Toyota Sienna 1998 Model with golden colour; Toyota Hilux with white colour; and a Lexus RX 330 with golden Colour.
Meanwhile, the police on Monday disclosed that police operatives from different units have successfully eliminated suspected assailants responsible for the killing of Ahmed Gulak.
This development was announced in a statement on Sunday night by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana on behalf of the State Police Commissioner.
the statement reads, “Eyewitnesses account, especially the account given by the Driver of the vehicle that was conveying Ahmed Gulak to the Airport before the attack, gave a vivid description of the assailants and the vehicles they used in carrying out the attack.”
“The assailants were said to have used a Toyota Camry 2005 model with silver colour; Toyota Sienna 1998 Model with golden colour; Toyota Hilux with white colour; and a Lexus RX 330 with golden Color. (Registration numbers are withheld for security reasons).”
“Having established the identity of the assailants and the description of the vehicles used in carrying out the attack, the teams further got details of the direction the hoodlums have taken. With further leads, the team was able to establish the location of suspects.”
“The suspects were rounded up at Afor Enyiogugu junction in Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area. The hoodlums were met distributing onions to locals from a trailer they confiscated. The trailer was loaded with Onions from the Northern region of Nigeria.”
“On sighting the Police, the hoodlums providing security coverage to those sharing the onions opened fire on the Police teams.”
“The Gallant and battle-ready Police Officers swiftly returned the fire. The six hoodlums who carried out the killings and four other members of their gang were fatally injured. Three out of the four vehicles used in attacking Gulak were recovered.”
“Three AK 47 Rifles, one Pistol, five AK 47 magazines with ninety-two rounds of live ammunition and criminal charms were recovered. The assailants were identified as members of the proscribed IPOB and ESN.”
“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.”
“During the encounter, two of the police armoured personnel carriers (APC) were riddled with bullets but survived the gun battle.”