IMO STATE – The police have announced the arrest of the gunmen who killed Ahmed Gulak, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.
Gulak was shot dead in Imo State in the morning of Sunday, May 30, 2021.
According to driver of the vehicle that took Gulak to the airport who was allegedly grilled by security agents, he described the vehicles the assailants used as Toyota Camry 2005 Silver colour, Toyota Sienna 1998 model Gold colour, Toyota Hilux White colour and Lexus RX 330 Gold colour.
A situation report according to Police reports showed that before Gulak was killed, some persons blocked the Imo Airport road at Obiangwu Junction in Ngor-Okpala LGA.
“Police teams from the Special forces, PMF, IRT, IMO State Command Tactical Units who have all reached the scene of the killing were directed to immediately proceed on patrol and look for those vehicles.
“Fortunately at Afor Enyi Ogwgu junction in same LGA, the police teams came in contact with the hoodlums with same vehicles mentioned by the driver.
“The hoodlums were also said to have confiscated a trailer loaded with onions from the North at Enyiogugu, Mbaise, and were busy sharing the onions to the local population as they also took positions to protect themselves and attack any incoming security agents.
However, three people were killed in that incident.
“The hoodlums on sighting the Police teams immediately opened fire on the teams and the galant teams returned fire and 10 of the hoodlums were wounded during the gun battle while others were pursued as they escaped with their vehicles.
3 of the four vehicles Toyota Sienna, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Camry used by the IPOB/ESN Terrorist for their Operation were demobilized and recovered while 7 of the terrorists with bullet wounds were completely burnt down inside the Toyota Sienna and Hilux Vehicles that caught fire during the gun battle.
“3 Ak47 Rifles, 1 English Pistol, 5 Ak47 magazines, 92 Ak47 ammunition, several charms and 3 operational vehicles of the IPOB/ESN were recovered.
“Serious efforts in progress to trace and arrest several wounded IPOB/ESN terrorist members who are hiding in the surrounding forrest and villages.
“The 3 bodies of the IPOB/ESN Terrorists not burnt down were brought to the Police state Headquarters while efforts to recover the burnt bodies of the hoodlums to the Police state HQ in Progress.”
However, a Special Assistant to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Social Media, Ambrose Nwaogwugw, described the arrest as a major boost in the investigation into Gulak’s murder.
“I can confirm from credible security sources that IPOB/ESN terrorists were responsible for the attack that murdered Sen. Ahmed Gulak and they have been apprehended, and scores neutralized in the process by our gallant security operatives.”