BEVERLY HILLS, May 30, (THEWILL) – The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has washed its hands off the death of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Political Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, ascribed Gulak’s death while on a visit to Imo State as a “professional assassination.”
According to Powerful, speculations that the former PDP Chairman was killed for violating IPOB’s Sit-At-Home did not hold water.
Powerful’s statement, monitored on THE WHISPERER website had him explaining that the boycott, earlier slated for Sunday, had been preemptively shelved to enable citizens attend church.
Powerful said: “The Nigeria intelligence community has shown how unprofessional they are, today is not sit-at-home.
“People are going to church and this was why he shifted the date to tomorrow. This is political assassination; we are not in the same party with Gulak.”
Police in Imo State Command said that Gulak was killed by six gunmen who stopped the uncoloured cab taking him from the hotel in Owerri to the Sam Mbakwe International Airport in the same city.
The gunmen Identified him and then shot him to death, the police said, saying he had failed to consider the volatile security situation in Imo before planning his movement.
The IPOB spokesman insisted that the self-determination group did not murder Gulak.
He challenged the state’s Governor Hope Uzodinma, as Gulak’s host on the deceased’s visit to Owerri, to disclose how the guest died.
Powerful said: “Uzodinma and APC knows about Gulaks death, we do not know anything about his movement, talk more of him being in the state. Nigerians believe this because they hate IPOB, Biafra.”