- The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to the killing of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress
- Wike who disagreed with the position held by Governor Hope Uzodinma on the issue, disclosed why it will be hasty to arrive at a conclusion about Gulak's death
- While the police have blamed the killing of Gulak on a secessionist group, Uzodinma said the circumstances surrounding the death of the politician suggested otherwise
Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that Governor Hope Uzodinma is giving the impression that he knows about the circumstances surrounding the death of Ahmed Gulak by pronouncing the killing as a political assassination.
The Rivers state governor made the statement in an interview with Channels Television on Monday, May 31.
He asked his Imo State counterpart to allow security operatives to conclude their investigation before attributing the murder of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain to a political assassination.
Wike said it was too early for Uzodinma to reach such a conclusion.
The Rivers state governor said:
“Having done that, it means that you already know those who committed the crime and that will not be fair. When things of this nature happen, allow the security agencies to really go into the matter and then say look, from our investigations, this is what we found out.''
Governor Wike sympathised with the family of Ahmed Gulak over the killing of the politician.
Meanwhile, the Imo state police command has shot dead the suspects allegedly responsible for the assassination of Ahmed Gulak.
Bala Elkana, the spokesperson for the command in a statement via Facebook on Sunday, May 30, said operatives of the command’s tactical units, intelligence response team, and police mobile force killed the assailants during a gun battle.
The police disclosed that riffles, pistol, ammunition, and the vehicles the slain hoodlums used in killing the former presidential aide were recovered by the operatives.