The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has put Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, in a fix by asking him to immediately bring the killer(s) of the ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmad Gulak, to justice.
The youths threatened to declare Governor Uzodinma persona non grata in the entire northern soil.
A statement from its National President, Isah Abubakar, noted, “It’s so pathetic and saddened the continuous killing and lawlessness going on in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The government of Imo State must give an account of those who killed Gulak. The continuous killing of Northern and destruction of security facilities in Imo State will no longer be tolerated.”
This is as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has denied having any hand in the death of Gulak.
The group urged the federal government to rise up to its constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property and act appropriately so as to avoid the current situation from escalating to a civil war.
It explained that the government should take note that it would not allow the killer(s) of Ahmed Gulak to go unpunished, stressing that the Imo State Governor, who is the chief security officer, must bring those involved in the assassination to justice.
According to the statement, “Let us state categorically that northern youths will do everything within their powers to force the government of Imo State to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice. The Imo State Governor and other South East Governors should take note that we shall not accept the continued killing of Northerners and Northern elites in their region as we shall take revenge henceforth.”
It gave the Governor of Imo two weeks to carry out the investigation or they shall declare him persona non grata across the entire Northern soil.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the death of Ahmed Gulak.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, described Gulak’s death as a “professional assassination.”
He insisted that members of the group were not responsible for Gulak’s death.
The Nigerian intelligence community had accused IPOB members of killing Gulak in Imo State.
However, Powerful described the claims by the Nigeria Intelligence community as unprofessional.
He, however, charged the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, 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 know 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.”