Gulak’s murder meant to instigate northerners against Igbos – Akeredolu

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AKURE – Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of has reacted the death of a former presidential aide, Mr Ahmed Gulak, saying it is calculated instigate northerners against Easterners. The governor described the killing as “senseless and wicked”.

Gulak, who was Sunday in Owerri, Imo by some unknown gunmen, was a former Political Matters former President Jonathan.

In a statement issued Sunday, the Governor said, “The news of the death of an APC chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, Imo this morning, is very shocking and disturbing. The details of the tragic incident remain sketchy. A press statement credited the Imo State Police Command claimed that some bandits were for the gruesome murder of a man who was a visitor the state. This is unacceptable.

“This is one murder too many. It is senseless and wicked. The perpetrators of this heinous act are enemies of this country. This contrivance is meant to mislead, confuse and destroy. It bears the unmistakable, despicable imprints of fifth columnists bent setting the country the path of conflagration. These criminals must not be allowed to succeed.

“We to this medium to express solidarity with brother, Governor of Imo State, . We admonish him and other in the Eastern States to brace up and confront the current security challenge to put an end to the bloodbath in the land. The enemies of the people always employ the weapon of fear to create disaffection in the polity.”

According to Akeredolu, the act is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly northerners against the Igbo living outside the -East.

He stated that there was a need to confront the enemies of the people to neutralise them, adding that this was not the for political correctness.

He said, “Banditry not be allowed to subvert the legitimacy of the current government at all levels.”

Akeredolu called on all security agencies to collaborate to unveil the criminal elements sponsoring and undertaking terrorist acts, declaring that ” they must be punished, severely.”