The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied any involvement in the killing of the former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak.
Naija News recalls Gulak was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State on Sunday while he was on his way to Abuja from Owerri.
Explaining details of how Gulak was killed, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana in a statement on Sunday said Gulak didn’t inform the Police or any other sister security agency of his movement.
Elkana added that the cab driver who took the politician to the airport avoided the normal route where they were attacked by six armed bandits.
However, some quarters are insinuating that IPOB is responsible for the killing of the top Northern politician but the group has now issued a denial.
IPOB said Gulak’s death is a political assassination.
IPOB also accused Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of knowing the circumstances behind the killing.
“The Nigeria intelligence community has shown how unprofessional they are, today is not sit-at-home. People are going to church and this was why he shifted the date to tomorrow. This is political assassination; we are not in the same party with Gulak.”
“Uzodinma and APC knows about Gulak’s death, we do not know anything about his movement, talk more of him being in the state. Nigerians believe this because they hate IPOB, Biafra.”
Meanwhile, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has mocked the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, over the sit-at-home order declared by the proscribed group.
In a live broadcast to commemorate his six years in office at the old Government House, Abakaliki, on Saturday, Umahi described the directive of IPOB as an act of foolishness.
He asserted that freedom fighters should not be outside the country and vomiting rubbish, advising Kanu to come to Nigeria and dialogue with the governors.
Umahi stressed that nobody can stop the movement of Ebonyi people in the State and any trader that refuses to open his or her store on Monday would forfeit it.