The Imo State police command has confirmed that the assassinated Ahmed Gulak in the state capital by yet to be identified members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was not with any security escort at the time of the incidence.
In a statement today, May 30, the command called the killers “Bandits”, saying that the incidence happened at about 7.20 this morning.
The armed bandits, the statement said, 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 state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.