Nigeria’s former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim (GCON), has expressed great shock over the unfortunate assassination of Barr. Ahmed Gulak, a former Presidential Political Adviser, whom he described as his bossom friend and colleague while in government.
Gulak was reportedly shot dead on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Owerri, the Imo State capital, by yet unknown gunmen while on his way to the Sam Mbakwe airport on a return trip. Anyim described Gulak’s killing as “one death too many”, stating also that it was the “darkest Sunday of his life”.
In a statement on Monday, May 31, 2021, Anyim said “The news of the gruesome murder of my friend and colleague, Hon. Ahmed Gulak knocked me down into distress, and it took me till this morning of 31st May, 2021, to regain my senses from the shock.”
The former Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), also stated that: “Hon. Ahmed Gulak was my colleague in President Goodluck’s Administration. He was a man of conviction and courage. He was endowed with great intellectual prowess that enabled him to have unusual clarity of thought and expression: a dedicated nationalist and a faithful friend.
“Losing Gulak, like other innocent Nigerians to unknown assailants is the darkest point in the senseless and mindless violence growing in the country and South East. This death is one too many.
“The security agencies owe humanity the duty to unravel and bring to book, those behind this dastardly act. My heart goes to the family of Hon. Gulak. I pray for God to grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and grant his soul eternal repose.
Adieu, my brother.”