Amid security challenges currently buffeting the country, a former political adviser to former Nigeria's president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, was attacked and gruesomely killed by unknown gunmen.
The respected politician and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain was shot dead in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Sunday, May 30, on his way to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport.
Gulak's death came amid rising insecurity in the southeast and southsouth, with sources establishing that he was attacked in his Camry car marked Texas BFT 2150.
As the country mourns his death, Legit.ng highlights major facts about the former political aide courtesy of Daily Trust.
1. Jonathan's ex-adviser
Late Gulak was a special political aide to former president Jonathan before a new government took over in 2015 following a democratic electoral process that brought in Muhammadu Buhari.
2. Politician of high resume
Apart from being a former adviser, Gulak was also a former speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly. In 2014, he declared his intention to run the biggest office in Adamawa state via Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
3. PDP national chairmanship tussle
The late former lawmaker was accused by some PDP governors of imposing himself as the national chairman of the then ruling party following a crack in the party in 2016.
Gulak, accompanied by supporters, defected from the PDP to the APC, giving his justification for the defection to Buhari administration's effort towards “degrading Boko Haram terrorists.”
Lawmaker, 3 others kidnapped in Kaduna
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ismail Danbaba, a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The lawmaker was abducted on Saturday evening, May 29, while travelling to Jos, Plateau state for an official function.
Danbaba was said to have passed Andaha in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa and he was heading to the forest area in Sanga local government of Kaduna when the kidnappers attacked and abducted him.
In a statement confirming the lawmaker's abduction, Hon Mohammed Omadefu who is the chairman of the Nasarawa assembly committee on information said the kidnappers have contacted the family of Danbaba, though no demand has been made.