Ahmed Gulak, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has been fatally shot in Owerri, Imo State.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), chieftain was killed by gunmen while returning to Abuja.

The news of his death was made known by his classmate, Dr Umar Ado.

“I just confirmed the sad and gruesome death of my friend and classmate, the former Hon. Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, former Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President and former Special Adviser Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmadu Ali Gulak. Barr Gulak was said to have been killed last night by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State. May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, bless his soul and reward his good deeds with Aljannah on the Day of Resurrection.

In a statement, Imo state Police Public relations officer Mr. Bala Elkana said the deceased was attacked by bandits on his way to the airport to catch a flight.

According to him, Mr. Gulak left his hotel alongside two other persons in a taxi without informing security agents.

Mr. Elkana explained that the deceased who was without security escort was intercepted around seven o’clock in the morning by six armed men operating in a sienna bus who identified and shot him at Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor Okpala local government area.

Late Ahmed Gulak was said to have visited Imo on the invitation of some northern groups in the state.

The incident has heightened tension in the already charged atmosphere as the state has come under more attacks by gunmen in the last three days.