Imo unrest: Arewa groups seek IGP’s intervention on Gulak’s murder, Uche Nwosu’s arrest | NN NEWS

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A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations from Arewa, CACSO, has asked the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali-Baba, to order an investigation into the murder of PDP stalwart Ahmed Gulak, who was killed by unknown gunmen in Imo state. 

The coalition, in a statement signed on Sunday by its Covener and Secretary General, Dr. Haruna Jagindi and Amb. Danjuma Shetima also called on the IGP to investigate the arrest of Imo gubernatorial hopeful Uche Nwosu, who they say was taken away illegally by masked security officers. 

 Some of the group’s prayers before the IGP include discovering “the true identity of those who assassinated the Honorable Ahmed Gulak must be revealed, including their sponsors and their motives, because the report confirms that Gulak was not the only occupant of the vehicle when he was murdered. . 

 “Let the identity of those behind unknown gunmen be revealed to Nigerians to help take precautions; that adequate sanctions should be imposed on those who had anything to do with this unpleasant situation, no matter how small their part.” 

 In the case of the kidnapping of Mr. Nwosu, the group sought out the IGP to investigate the motive behind the kidnapping and the public findings. 

 Other sentences included the identification of those who sanctioned the operation, either within the police hierarchy or among notable politicians. 

“That the gunmen who invaded the Church be unmasked and given appropriate sanctions for having engaged in or allowed themselves to be used unlawfully and for violating professional ethics as stipulated in the Nigerian Police Act 2020. 

“These actions, if considered by the Inspector General of Police, will go a long way in stopping future occurrences of this type of unnecessary scandal, and will also win the support of citizens for the police in the fight against insecurity,” the group stated. 

The statement read: “Precisely on May 30, 2021, the Honorable Ahmed Gulak, an illustrious son of Adamawa State was assassinated in Owerri, Imo State by men from the underworld. Nigerians, especially those in the northern part of the country, are still reeling from the pain of losing such an illustrious son, whose involvement in nation building cannot be overemphasized, especially at this critical time when Nigeria needs all the united forces it can muster for our nation to overcome its myriad of challenges. 

“The situation in Imo state was further aggravated by Gestapo-style police officers who invaded an Anglican church during a service in a much-lauded attempt to arrest Chief Uche Nwosu, a former gubernatorial contender in the state. 

“These elements not only invaded the Church, but they did it completely masked just like the unknown popular gunmen we have in the state. These elements had nothing to identify or differentiate them from criminal elements, as they did not wear a uniform nor did they have any form or means of identification to prove that they were security agents as required by operating standards around the world. 

“The eyewitnesses had no choice but to conclude that Chief Uche Nwosu had been kidnapped because they were unable to point to anything tangible or evidential to identify his kidnappers as security officers. 

“This scenario was leaked in the mainstream media and on social media for several hours before the Imo State Police Command made a counter statement that what really happened in the Anglican Church was not a kidnapping but an arrest. 

“The long period it took for the Command Spokesman to speak to Nigerians, especially family, friends and associates of Chief Nwosu about what actually happened is indicative of the fact that there is a bridge of professional conduct to his arrest and also the fact that there is a huge communication gap between the police hierarchy in Imo state, hence the need for discipline and strict punitive measures to deter and also rekindle the faith and trust of citizens in the efforts of the police and our law enforcement agencies security to address the threat of insecurity in Imo State and Nigeria as a whole. 

“So, we are asking the Police Inspector General to investigate the two devastating scenarios that occurred in Imo State as we have mentioned,” they said. 

(NAN) 

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