The killers of Ahmed Gulak, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain who was shot lifeless in Imo State on Sunday morning have been arrested.
The announcement was made by the Nigeria Police noting that the motive force of the car that took him to the airport was stated to have been grilled by safety brokers and he described the automobiles the hoodlums used as a Toyota Camry 2005 (silver color), Toyota Sienna 1998 mannequin (gold color), Toyota Hilux (white color) and Lexus RX 330 (gold color).
It was learnt that earlier than Gulak was killed, the Imo Airport street was blocked by some individuals.
“Police groups from the particular forces, PMF, IRT, Imo State Command Tactical Units who’ve all reached the scene of the killing have been directed to right away proceed on patrol and search for these automobiles.
“Fortunately at Afor Enyi Ogwgu junction in Same LGA, the police groups got here in touch with the hoodlums with identical automobiles talked about by the motive force. The hoodlums have been stated to have confiscated a trailer loaded with onions from the North at Enyiogugu, Mbaise, and have been busy sharing the onions to the native inhabitants as additionally they took positions to guard themselves and assault any incoming safety brokers. Three individuals have been killed in that incident.
“The hoodlums on sighting the police groups instantly opened hearth on the groups and the gallant groups returned hearth and ultimately fatally wounded 10 of the hoodlums throughout the gun battle whereas others have been pursued as they escaped with their automobiles. Three of the 4 automobiles– Toyota Sienna, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Camry utilized by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) terrorists for his or her operation have been demobilised/recovered and seven of the terrorists with bullet wounds have been fully burnt down contained in the Toyota Sienna and Hilux automobiles that caught hearth throughout the gun battle.
“Three Ak47 rifles, 1 English pistol, 5 Ak47 magazines, 92 Ak47 ammunition, a number of charms and three operational automobiles of the IPOB/ESN have been recovered.
“Serious efforts are in progress to trace and arrest several wounded IPOB/ESN terrorists who are hiding in the surrounding forests and villages. The 3 bodies of the IPOB/ESN terrorists not burnt down were brought to the police state headquarters while efforts to recover the burnt bodies of the hoodlums to the police state HQ are in progress.”
Governor Hope Uzodimma’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, stated the arrest is a significant enhance within the investigation into Gulak’s homicide.
“I can confirm from intel from credible security sources that IPOB terrorists were responsible for the attack that murdered Sen. Ahmed Gulak and they have been apprehended, and scores neutralised in the process by our gallant security operatives.”