Nigeria: We don’t have business with killing Gulak, says IPOB
A secessionist movement in Nigeria, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has denied having hand in the death of a prominent politician from the North, Ahmed Gulak.
Meanwhile, elements from the Northern part of the country are accusing IPOB (in the South-East) of killing a prominent northerner.
Divisive tendencies so abound in Nigeria that a slight nudge at peace can escalate into unimaginable tension. To douse tension, Police have said it killed 10 members of the IPOB who killed Mr. Gulak. Meanwhile, more than 30 villagers have been reported killed by northern elements in Ebonyi State in retaliation of Gulak’s murder on Sunday.
However, reacting to the death of Gulak, who was a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Sunday, described Gulak’s death as a “professional assassination.”
He insisted that members of the group were not responsible for Gulak’s death.
IPOB spokesman described the claims by the Nigeria Intelligence community as unprofessional.
IPOB charged Hope Uzodinma in whose State of Imo, Gulak was murdered, to disclose how Gulak died.
According to Powerful: “The Nigeria intelligence community has shown how unprofessional they are, today is not sit-at-home.
“People are going to church and this was why he shifted the date to tomorrow. This is political assassination; we are not in the same party with Gulak.
“Uzodinma and APC knows about Gulak’s death, we do not know anything about his movement, talk more of him being in the state. Nigerians believe this because they hate IPOB, Biafra.”