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Former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka, has condemned the killing of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, describing the murder in the South-Eastern part of the country as an embarrassment.
The Eastern Updates had reported that Gulak was killed on Sunday, while on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo State by yet-to-be-identified Gunmen.
Chidoka, in his statement on Monday, commiserated with the family of the deceased.
His statement read, ‘I visited the family of late Ahmed Gulak today. I expressed my condolences to the wives, son and brothers at his residence in Abuja.
“I told them that I and, I believe, most Igbo leaders and people condemn in strong terms, the murder of their father, husband and brother.
‘We are a peace-loving people and known for respecting and protecting our visitors. As colleagues in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, I enjoyed a very cordial relationship with the late Gulak.
‘Sadly, his murder happened less than one week after I returned from his home state of Adamawa, where I was well received and warmly welcomed.
‘We are embarrassed that his murder occurred in the South-East and hope that the law enforcement agencies will go the extra mile in unmasking the killers.
‘Igbos are travellers and hence, have a lot of respect and affection for visitors. Our proverb ‘Ojemba enwe ilo’ captures it all, roughly translated, ‘a traveller does not seek enemies.’
‘I commiserated with them and prayed to the Lord to grant the family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss. I begged God to forgive his mistakes and grant mercy to his soul.’
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