Gulak’s murder dastardly, condemnable – Lawan, Omo-Agege

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the gruesome murder of a former Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, which occurred on Sunday morning in Imo state.

Lawan in a statement in Abuja Monday, described the dastardly act as one crime too many and calls for a swift investigation to bring all who are involved in the crime to justice.

According to him, “there can be no justification for the brutal murder of a human being and fellow citizen”.

He however appealed for restraint on the part of those calling for revenge, saying they should allow the relevant authorities to serve justice on the matter as the injury of the crime was inflicted on Nigeria as a whole.

The Senate President condoles with the family and friends of the departed as well as the government and people of Adamawa State on the incident.

Similarly, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo – Agege stated Monday that Engineer Ahmed Gulak who was assassinated in Owerri Sunday by unknown gunmen, died on national service.

In a strongly worded statement against the assassination, Omo – Agege said the late Gulak was in Owerri in his capacity as consultant to the Senate’s Ad – hoc Committee on Constitution Review.

“The death of Ahmed Gulak was a monumental tragedy that has shaken us as members of the Senate Constitution Review Committee to our bone marrow.

“As one of the consultants to the panel, he volunteered to go to Owerri for the zonal public hearing on Constitution Review. As a patriotic Nigerian, he died on national service”, he said.

He consequently called on the Inspector – General of Police and other heads of security agencies, to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to book.

He wondered what the killers sought to gain by killing a patriotic citizen.

He said:”There was no justifiable reason for this murderous act by the evil men behind Gulak”s death. I call on the police and other security agencies to fish out the assailants and their sponsors to face the full wrath of the law.

“This is the least we owe the late Gulak. And it will serve as deterrent to others. Security agencies should immediately restore law and order in the South east and other parts of the country so that the situation does not escalate.

“I also call for restraints on the part of those irked by the dastardly act. Reprisal attacks would only exacerbate the already tensed situation.”