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Northern governors warn against politicising Gulak’s murder

Northern governors warn against politicising Gulak’s murder
May 31
15:07 2021

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and warned the public against politicising issues surrounding the murder.

TheCable had reported how Gulak was killed on Sunday in Owerri, Imo state capital while returning to Abuja.

The police said six armed bandits intercepted his car and shot the APC chieftain who was heading for the airport in a taxi.

According to the police, Gulak left his hotel without any security detail in spite of the insecurity in the state.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had accused the APC of being responsible for the escalated tension, kidnappings, and killings in the country.

The APC, in a statement by John Akpanudoedehe, its national secretary, caretaker committee, had hit back at the PDP, saying the opposition party was excited about the security challenges bedeviling the nation.

But in a statement on behalf of northern governors, Simon Lalong, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, described the incident as unfortunate and a criminal act that must be condemned.

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The governor warned against politicising issues surrounding the death which could lead to further violence.

According to him, the report by the police “indicates that they have identified and engaged the suspected killers of Gulak, and should further be consolidated upon to enable security agencies to forestall future occurrences”.

The governor also condemned the abduction of schoolchildren by bandits from Salihu Tanko Islamic School in Rafi LGA of Niger state.

He reiterated the commitment of the forum in working with security agencies and the federal government in tackling the “ugly level of insecurity in the region and the nation at large”.

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