Operatives of the Nigeria Police, Imo State Command, has shot dead the suspects allegedly responsible for the assassination of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is contained in a statement by the Police public relations officer of the command, Bala Elkana, on his Facebook page on Sunday, May 30.
He narrated how operatives of the command’s tactical units, intelligence response team, and police mobile force killed the assailants during a gun battle.
He said further that the police recovered riffles, pistol, ammunition, and the vehicles the slain hoodlums used in killing the victim.
Bala said the killers were traced after eyewitnesses and Gulak’s driver gave a vivid description of the assailants and the vehicles they used in carrying out the attack. The police said: The assailants were said to have used a Toyota Camry 2005 model with silver color; Toyota Sienna 1998 Model with golden color; Toyota Hilux with white color; and a Lexus RX 330 with golden Color. (Registration numbers are withheld for security reasons). 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 police stated that the suspects were located at Afor Enyiogugu junction in Aboh-Mbaise local government area where they were found distributing onions to locals from a trailer they confiscated.
According to the command, the hoodlums who were providing security coverage to those sharing the onions opened fire on the police teams on sighting them.
The police said its forces returned fire, killing six hoodlums who carried out the killing and fatally injuring four other members of the gang. The command stated that the driver who drove late Ahmed Gulak identified the dead assailants as those who killed the former Presidential aide.