Ahmed Gulak, former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, has been killed by gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Gulak’s death was announced in a statement by his classmate, Dr Umar Ado on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Although, the statement did not state what took him to Imo, The Nigerian Tribune reported that the former presidential aide was in the state on the invitation of some northern groups.
Gulak who was a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to have been shot while returning to Abuja from Owerri.
The statement 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.
“Barr Gulak was said to have been killed last night by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.
“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.”