Don't politicise Gulak’s murder, Northern governors warn Nigerians

Don't politicise Gulak’s murder, Northern governors warn Nigerians

- The killing of Ahmed Gulak has been condemned by northern governors

- Also, the governors urged Nigerians not to politicise the killing of Gulak

- According to them, this can lead to further violence

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A serious message has been sent to Nigerians concerning the killing of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The message was sent by the Northern Governors Forum (NGF). The message read: Don't politicise issues surrounding the murder of Gulak, The Cable reports.

Don't politicise Gulak’s murder, Northern governors warn Nigerians
According to the police, those responsible for Gulak's murder are IPOB/ESN members. Photo: @PoliceNG, @EbiXkapade
Source: Twitter

In a statement on behalf of the northern governors, Simon Lalong, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, described the incident as unfortunate and a criminal act that must be condemned.

The governor warned against politicising issues surrounding the death which could lead to further violence.

Recall that the police in Imo state said the killers of Ahmed Gulak were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN).

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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.

Meanwhile, Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central has reacted to the murder of Gulak, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

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.

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Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy, made this known during a press briefing on Thursday, May 27.

The commissioner urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.


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