The Imo state police command says the killers of Amed Gulak have been killed.
They made this known in a statement signed by the police public relations officer, Bala Ellkana.
He says following a distress received by the Imo state police Command on the gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak, Police Special Forces made up of Intelligence Response Team, Police Mobile Force and Tactical Units from the command were deployed to the scene at Obiangwu Junction at Ngorokpala LGA of Imo state, with clear instruction to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of the act with a view to bringing them to justice.
Eye witnesses account, especially the account given by the Driver of the vehicle that was conveying Ahmed Gulak to the Airport before the attack, gave a vivid description of the assailants and the vehicles they used in carrying out the attack. The assailants were said to have used a Toyota Camry 2005 model with silver color; Toyota Sienna 1998 Model with golden color; Toyota Hilux with white color; and a Lexus RX 330 with golden Color.
He says Having established the identity of the assailants and the description of the vehicles used in carrying out the attack, the teams further got details of the direction the hoodlums went.
With further leads, the team was able to establish the location of the suspects.
The suspects were rounded up at Afor Enyiogugu junction in Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area, where They were distributing confiscated onions beleived to have been loaded from the north to locals
The statement further indicates that On sighting the Police, the hoodlums providing security coverage to those sharing the onions opened fire on the Police teams but The Police Officers swiftly returned the fire.
The six hoodlums who carried out the killings and four other members of their gang were fatally injured while Three out of the four vehicles used in attacking Gulak were recovered.
Items recovered also include, three AK 47 Rifles, one Pistol, five AK 47 magazines with ninety two rounds of live ammunition and criminal charms
The assailants were identified as members of the proscribed IPOB and ESN.
According to the statement, the driver who drove late Ahmed Gulak and a co- victim who survived have all identified the dead body of the IPOB/ESN members positively as their attackers and also identified the three vehicles recovered as those used by the attackers.
During the encounter, two of the police armored personnel carriers were riddled with bullets but survived the gun battle.
The Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc commended the gallant effort of the team and admonished them to continue to protect the public space.