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‘This is the darkest Sunday of my life’ – Former Senate President, Anyim mourns Gulak


Former President of the Senate, Mr Anyim Pius Anyim, has mourned the late Ahmed Gulak, saying the day he was killed is the darkest Sunday of his life.

Gulak, a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, killed in Owerri, Imo State capital, by suspected bandits on Sunday.

According to spokesman for the police in Imo, SP Bala Alkana, Gulak and two others were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight before they were intercepted and attacked by bandits.

Anyim said in a statement on Monday in Abuja that the news of the gruesome murder of Gulak, “his friend and colleague, knocked him down into distress’’.

He described the deceased as a man of conviction and courage, who was endowed with great intellectual prowess, dedicated nationalist and a faithful friend.

The former Senate President added, “May 30, 2021, is no doubt the darkest Sunday of my life.

“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 to regain my senses from the shock.

“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.”

Anyim prayed to God to grant Gulak’s soul eternal repose and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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