A former Special Adviser on Politics to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State on Saturday night.
His death was confirmed by Dr Umar Ado, his friend and former classmate in a statement on Sunday.
Although the statement was silent on his mission in Owerri, reports have it that he was in Owerri on the invitation of some Northern groups in the state.
Another unconfirmed report say the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), was responsible for the killing.
An intercepted communication and videos where IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu charged his followers to kill whoever defies his sit-at-home was cited as a piece of evidence. The order commenced on Saturday from 6:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday.
The statement from Ado reads, “I just confirmed the sad and gruesome death of my friend and classmate, the former Hon. Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, former Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President and former Special Adviser Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmadu Ali Gulak.
“May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, bless his soul and reward his good deeds with Aljannah on the Day of Resurrection.
“May Allah (SWT) also give all his children, relatives, friends and loved ones, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. And may Allah (SWT) bless us with faithful deaths when it is our turn to die. Ameen
“Please let all and sundry accept my heartfelt sympathy over this personal painful experience even as I draw solace that he lived a good, helpful and productive life, well illustrated by the fact that he died while in service of his dear country.
“This is one death too many! May God Almighty save our fatherland. Ameen.”