Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed shock over the death of his former political adviser, Ahmed Gulak, who was killed by unknown assailants in Owerri, Imo State.
The former President described his death as a painful loss, noting that the deceased was a loyal public servant and dedicated patriot.
Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) died on Sunday morning after gunmen attacked a Toyota Camry cab conveying him and two others while on their way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri to catch a flight.
According to the police, the late APC chieftain left his hotel without informing the command and other security agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East, and Imo in particular.
In a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Jonathan prayed God to comfort his family and grant his soul eternal rest.
In the statement, the former President said: “I received with shock the death of Alh. Ahmed Gulak who died on Sunday, 30th May 2021, in Owerri Imo State.
Gulak was a loyal public servant and dedicated patriot who gave his all in service to his country. His death is a painful loss to me and many others who worked and interacted with him.
“He will be remembered for his modest contributions to the growth of our nation’s democracy, especially his memorable days both as a skillful speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly and political adviser in our administration.
“My deepest condolences to his family, the government and the people of Adamawa state, who are bound to feel the loss of this eminent and patriotic Nigerian.
“May God grant his family, friends and supporters solace, even as I appeal for calm while law enforcement bodies carry out their investigations.”