Ex-political Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has been shot dead in Owerri.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain was shot by gunmen in Imo State, the capital.
According to an eyewitness, Gulak was allegedly shot dead around 6:30am at Amaekwemgba Junction, Umueze Ezemba Community, a few poles to the airport.
He was reportedly accosted while driving from Enyiogugu Mbaise area towards the airport in a cab.
His assailants reportedly blocked the vehicle and shot him twice on the head.
He was said to have died on the spot.
Some residents around the area alleged the gunmen came in military camouflage.
He said the gunmen intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight at about 07:20hours.
According to him: “On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police or sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular.
“He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport.
“The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordon the area and arrest perpetrators.”