President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will deploy all its resources in ensuring that the killers of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), are caught and prosecuted.
President Buhari said this in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Sunday, while reacting to Gulak’s murder.
Gulak, an ex-special adviser on Political Matters to former president Goodluck Jonathan, was shot to death on Sunday by unknown gunmen suspected to be armed bandits, according to the Imo State Police Command.
He was said to have been attacked by the gunmen around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, close to the Sam Mbakwe Airport road in Owerri, the state capital.
Reacting, the president was quoted as saying he was outraged over what he described as “the heinous murder” Gulak by “yet to be identified gunmen”.
He insisted that those behind the killings are determined to destabilise the country, but insisted that they will be caught and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“I’m repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil people who are determined to undermine the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our country.
“Let me warn however that nobody or group of people who engages in such despicable acts should expect to go free. We will deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that such callous and criminal elements are brought to justice,” Shehu quoted President Buhari as saying.
The President extended his condolences to the family of the deceased, the people and government of Adamawa State as well as Gulak’s friends and associates.
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