Buhari expresses outrage, sadness over Gulak’s murder



President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, said his regime would ensure that those who killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Gulak, are brought to justice.
Buhari said this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari expresses outrage, sadness over Gulak’s murder’.
Gulak, a former Special Adviser on Political Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was killed in Owerri, Imo State, earlier in the day.
Shehu quoted the President as describing the killing a premeditated.
He said the President expressed outrage and disgust over what he termed “the heinous murder of the Adamawa State-born politician, in Owerri, Imo State by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.”

The statement quoted him as saying that, “I’m repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil people who are determined to undermine the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our country.
“Let me warn however that nobody or group of people who engages in such despicable acts should expect to go free.

“We will deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that such callous and criminal elements are brought to justice.”
The President extended his condolences to the family of the deceased, the people and government of Adamawa State as well as Gulak’s friends and associates.

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Earlier, the Police in Imo State had said Gulak, did not inform them of his movement before he was killed by six bandits in Owerri, Imo State, on Sunday morning.
The Imo State Police Command said this in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Bala Elkana, shortly after the politician was murdered.
The police noted that only Gulak was killed by the bandits in a vehicle he was riding to the airport.
They said that Gulak left his hotel room in Owerri on Sunday morning to catch a flight at Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, without informing the police despite the security situation in the state.
In the statement titled, ‘Murder of Ahmed Gulak by armed bandits’, the Imo Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, was said to have ordered a discreet investigation into the murder incident.

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