Gulak’s killers were rounded up in Afor Enyiogugu junction
The police has revealed how the Gunmen who killed former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak met their Waterloo on Sunday.
The assassins were said to have been met by the police at Afor Enyiogugu junction while distributing a trailer of onions which they seized from locals.
The spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, Bala Elkana said the Police Special Forces made up of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Police Mobile Force (PMF), and Tactical Units from the command were deployed to the scene of the murder of Gulak at Obiangwu Junction at Ngorokpala LGA of Imo state.
He said while on the trail of the gunmen, they found them sharing onions to locals and that on sighting the police, they opened fire on them.
“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 the 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.
Elkana stated that 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,”
Elkana disclosed that three AK 47 Rifles, one pistol, five AK 47 magazines with 92 rounds of live ammunition and criminal charms were recovered.
He said 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 armored personnel carriers (APC) were riddled with bullets but survived the gun battle,” he added.
Meanwhile, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful has distanced the secessionist group from the assassination.
A statement by Powerful reads: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the untenable allegation by the security agencies that IPOB was responsible for the assassination of former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri Imo State.
“We, therefore, state without equivocations that IPOB knows nothing about the said assassination. We had nothing in common with Gulak and could not have killed him.
“This is purely a smokescreen to justify their long awaited plan to declare another special military operation in the Eastern region to kill more innocent Biafrans.
“IPOB is not a terrorist organization and does not spill blood.
“For us, connecting with the assassination of Gulak is simply to pitch the East against the core Islamic North as a cover and justification for another round of pogrom against Easterners living in the North.
“We are only after the restoration of Biafra. Assassination of politicians is not part of our agenda.”