Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock over the killing of his erstwhile political adviser, Ahmed Gulak.
Gulak was killed on Sunday, May 30, by unknown assailants in Owerri, Imo State while on his way to catch a flight to Abuja from the Sam Mbakwe Airport.
The former President in a statement by his media aide, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, described his death as a painful loss, noting that the deceased was a loyal public servant and dedicated patriot.
In the statement, Jonathan prayed God to comfort his family and grant his soul eternal rest.
“I received with shock the news of the death of 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 skilful 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”
Dr Jonathan prayed God to grant his family, friends and supporters solace, even as he appealled for calm while law enforcement bodies carry out their investigations.