Six armed bandits intercepted and shot at Ahmed Gulak, former aide of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on his way to the Owerri airport.
Police in Imo state said Gulak left his hotel without any security detail in spite of the insecurity in the state.
“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, Police said in a statement.
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor 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, fdc has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.”
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had issued a sit-at-home order to residents of south-east states from May 29 to 31.