The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of no fewer than six suspected killers of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak during a gun battle at Obiangwu Junction at Ngorokpala LGA of Imo state.
This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state command, who said that the command has neutralized the suspected killers of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak.
Elkana said that following a distress received by the Command on the gruesome murder of Gulak, Police Special Forces made up of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Tactical Units from the command were deployed to the scene at Obiangwu Junction at Ngorokpala LGA of Imo state.
He added that the teams were given a clear instruction to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of the act with a view of bringing them to justice.
Elkana said; ”Eyewitnesses’ accounts, especially the account given by the Driver of the vehicle that was conveying Ahmed Gulak to the Airport before the attack, gave a vivid description of the assailants and the vehicles they used in carrying out the attack. The assailants were said to have used a Toyota Camry 2005 model with silver color; Toyota Sienna 1998 Model with golden color; Toyota Hilux with white color; and a Lexus RX 330 with golden Color. (Registration numbers are withheld for security reasons).
“Having established the identity of the assailants and the description of the vehicles used in carrying out the attack, the teams further got details of the direction the hoodlums have taken. With further leads, the team was able to establish the location of suspects. The suspects were rounded up at Afor Enyiogugu junction in Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area. The hoodlums were met distributing onions to locals from a trailer they confiscated. The trailer was loaded with Onions from the Northern region of Nigeria.
“On sighting the Police, the hoodlums providing security coverage to those sharing the onions opened fire on the Police teams. The Gallant and battle ready Police Officers swiftly returned the fire. The six hoodlums who carried out the killings and four other members of their gang were fatally injured. Three out of the four vehicles used in attacking Gulak were recovered,” the statement in part read.