Imo police said that Mr. Ahmed Gulak, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chief who was killed by unidentified armed men in the state on Sunday, left his hotel without a security escort.
The police superintendent of Imo, Abutu Yaro, announced this in a statement made on Sunday in Owerri by the spokesman for the command, SP Bala Alkana.
Gulak, former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was shot dead on Ngor-Okpala Road on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport in Imo state to catch a flight.
“On May 30th, 2021, around 7:20 am, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry taxi with Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at the Protea Hotel without informing the police or sister authorities in view of the fragile security situation in the southeast and in particular in the Imo.
“He went without a security escort while the taxi driver took an irregular route to the airport,” he said.
He said the force had opened a discreet investigation into the matter as tactical and special forces had been deployed to cordon off the area and arrest the perpetrators.
The development has caused serious panic in Imo as some churches have rushed to dismiss members from Sunday services.