- Reactions have continued to trail the assassination of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress
- The police said its findings showed that a secessionist group killed the politician on Sunday, May 30, on his way to the airport
- The commissioner of police in Imo state, Abutu Yaro, commended officers who located and killed Gulak's suspected assailants
The police in Imo state have said that the killers of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are members of the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Bala Elkana, the spokesperson for the Imo police command made the claim in a statement via Facebook on Sunday, May 30.
He said Gulak’s killers were traced to their location within Imo where they were shot dead during a gun battle with police operatives.
The command stated that the dead assailants were later identified as members of the IPOB/ESN.
The police said:
''The assailants were identified as members of the proscribed IPOB and ESN. The driver who drove late Ahmed Gulak and a co- victim who survived have all identified the dead body of the IPOB/ESN members positively as their attackers and also identified the three vehicles recovered as those used by the attackers.''
The Imo police command praised the security team for trailing the secessionist group responsible for the murder.
Sani, who reacted to the tragedy in a series of tweets on Sunday, said it is time to track the unknown gunmen down and take action.
The former lawmaker lamented that road travellings in some parts of the country have become a dangerous expedition and a hellish experience.
In another news, the Imo government has directed residents of the state to ignore a sit-at-home order declared by the proscribed IPOB scheduled to take place from Saturday, May 29 to Monday, May 31, in the southeast region.
Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy, made this known during a press briefing on Thursday, May 27, The Nation reported.
The commissioner urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.