Information reaching Themeteornewshub indicate that officers attached to the Tactical Units of Imo State Police Command have killed at least, seven of the assailants who gunned down Ahmed Gulak,former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at Umueze, Obiangwu community,Ngor/Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State Sunday morning.
The late Gulak who had lodged at Protea Hotel in the oriental State was heading to the Sam Mbakwe Airport in a hired Toyota Camry to catch an early morning flight to Abuja before he was intercepted and killed.
He was said to have left the hotel without security details before the unfortunate incident occurred.
It was learnt that the driver who drove the deceased had given the authorities credible and actionable information about the the killers which was promptly acted upon.
Bala Elkana,a Superintendent of Police (SP) said in a statement that the teams armed with the information they had received,traced the politician’s killers to Afor Enyi Ogwgu junction in the same Ngor/ Okpala where they had hijacked a trailer loaded with onions from the northern part of the country that they were sharing out to the local populace.
On sighting the Police,the armed men were said to have engaged the them in a gun duel which resulted in several fatalities.
The statement read:
“On 30/5/2021, sequel to the killing of Ahmed Gulak by some criminals who suddenly came out to block the Imo Airport road at Obiangwu Junction at Ngor/okpala Local Government Area of Imo State,
the driver of the vehicle conveying Ahmed Gulak to the airport was immediately interviewed and he described the vehicles the hoodlums were using as One Toyota Camry 2005 Silver color, Toyota Sienna 1998 Model Gold Color, Toyota Hilux White color, Lexus RX 330 Gold Color.”
“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 out for those vehicles.”
“Fortunately at Afor Enyi Ogwgu junction in same Local Government Area, the Police teams came in contact with the hoodlums with same vehicles mentioned by the driver.
The hoodlums have already confiscated a trailer loaded with onions from the North and were busy sharing the onions to the local oopulation as they also took positions to protect themselves and attack any incoming security agents”.
“The hoodlums on sighting the Police teams immediately 0/opened fire on the teams and the galant teams returned fire and eventually fatally wounded 10 of the hoodlums 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/recovered and 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 terrorist not burnt down were brought to the State Police Headquarters while efforts to recover the burnt bodies of the hoodlums to the State Police Headquarters in progress.”