A former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, has been shot dead in Imo State on Sunday.
Sources said that he was ambushed while on his away to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo airport.
His motorcade was attacked at a place called Obiagwa, close to the Airport.
The PUNCH reports that the former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan was attacked in his vehicle – Camry – marked Texas BFT 2150
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed the development to The PUNCH.
The CP said, “It is true but the details are sketchy. I am on the way to the airport. Please call the CP in charge of Airport. He will give more details. You know that Imo command is different from Airport command.”
Gulak was chairman of the APC committee that conducted the primaries for Imo governorship election.
He had been declared missing after arriving in the state to supervise the exercise in October 2018.
He later said he was “kidnapped” alongside members of the panel, and that he was offered $2 million to influence the outcome of the primaries.
He had also alleged that Rochas Okorocha, then-governor of Imo state, forced members of the electoral panel to declare Uche Nwosu, his favourite candidate, as the winner of the primary.
The APC national working committee (NWC) eventually cancelled the exercise after Nwosu was announced the winner.