Sit-at-home order: IPOB blamed for the death of Ahmed Gulak
An Intelligence officer has blamed the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the death of a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmed Gulak, who was shot dead On Sunday morning in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The officer told PRNigeria that IPOB is behind the killing and the recent attacks on security personnel and their facilities in the South-East.
The officer said that they had intercepted communication and videos where the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu had threatened death to anyone who fails to observe his sit-at-home order from May 29 to May 31, 2021.
“Why should Nigeria and the media continue to dignify IPOB by claiming that its continuous atrocities against the security services and Nigerians are executed by unknown gunmen when we have arrested their members confessing their involvements,” the officer said.
Recall that Kanu in the video broadcast had declared that the sit-at-home will commence 6p.m. on Saturday till 6p.m. on Monday.
He said the order is compulsory and must be obeyed by all the people in the region. He warned that anyone seen outside will be killed. “From 6p.m. on the 29th, there will be no movement, this is not sit-at-home but no movement. If you are found outside from 6p.m. you are dead,” he said.
The police, however, has said that Gulak was killed by six bandits who attacked him on his way to the airport in Owerri.