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We have no hand in Ahmed Gulak’s murder – IPOB

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied assassinating Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was killed in Imo state.

According to the group in a statement yesterday, it ”knows nothing” about the murder of Gulak.

But the police in a statement said, six “armed bandits” ambushed taxi taking Gulak to the airport at Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala LGA.

Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, dismissed allegations linking the outlawed group to Gulak’s death and asked the security agencies to investigate the incident.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the untenable allegation by the security agencies that IPOB was responsible for the assassination of former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri Imo State.

“We, therefore, state without equivocations that IPOB knows nothing about the said assassination. In the first place, what threat did the late Gulak constitute to our cause to warrant his elimination? We had nothing in common with him and could not have in any way killed him.

“Pointing accusing fingers at IPOB for this barbaric act is only meant to divert attention away from the real masterminds. This is the same way terrorists in security uniform commit various atrocities in South East and turn around to blame IPOB for their crimes just to tarnish our global reputation.

“Instead of the security agencies to properly investigate the incident and possible factors, they switched to accuse IPOB of a crime we know nothing about. Did IPOB have the itinerary of the late Gulak to have waylaid him at the airport?

“Before linking IPOB with the crime the jaundiced zoo security agencies should have first investigated Gulak’s host, Hope Uzodima, as well as his political opponents to establish their possible involvement.”

The group added that it is “only after the restoration of Biafra” and that “assassination of politicians is not part of our agenda.”

“We challenge Aso Rock to Institute an independent panel of inquiry to investigate the incident and expose those behind this gruesome murder of an innocent man,” it said.

However, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie omo-Agege explained the mission of late Ahmed Gulak, a former Special Assistant(Politics) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, Gulak was in Imo State as a lobbyist for the constitutional Review Committee which had its public hearing last week.