A former political adviser to ex-Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has been killed by unknown gunmen in Imo State.
Mr Gulak was shot dead on his way to the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo airport in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The death was announced by Mr Gulak’s classmate Umar Ardo in a letter on Sunday.
“I just confirmed the sad and gruesome death of my friend and classmate, the former Hon. Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, former Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President and former Special Adviser Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmadu Ali Gulak. Barr Gulak was said to have been killed last night by unknown gunmen in Owerri, IMO State,” he said.
“May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, bless his soul and reward his good deeds with Aljannah on the Day of Resurrection. May Allah (SWT) also give all his children, relatives, friends and loved ones, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. And may Allah (SWT) bless us with faithful deaths when it is our turn to die. Ameen.
“Please let all and sundry accept my heartfelt sympathy over this personal painful experience even as I draw solace that he lived a good, helpful and productive life, well illustrated by the fact that he died while in service of his dear country.
“This is one death too many! May God Almighty save our fatherland. Ameen.”
Reports suggest Senator Abubakar Gada and Gulak’s first son are heading to the Abuja airport to receive his body which will be buried at Gudu cemetery in the Nigerian capital.
It is suspected to be a political killing over the APC governorship primary in 2018 through which Hope Uzodinma emerged candidate of the party.
Recall that the primary forced Uche Nwosu, the son in-law of a former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha to decamp to AD.
Gulak was the committee chairman of that primary.
By Abel Ejikeme