Some members of the Imo State House of Representatives condemned the alleged extrajudicial executions, violations of rights, and destruction of property by some security personnel and unknown gunmen after former President Goodluck’s former special adviser for political affairs Ahmed Gulak was murdered On the way to Owerri Airport.
The lawmaker representing the Ahiazu/Ezinitte Federal Constituency, Chinedu Martins; and Bede Eke, who represents the Mbaise/Ngor-Okpala Federal Constituency, both in Imo State, raised the alarm separately on Thursday
Martins, in a statement titled: ‘A Call for Peace in Imo State’, noted that while a mistake might have been made, “it is still painful and unacceptable to be witnessing through the media such wanton destruction and gruesome killings, especially the gory sights of lifeless bodies of our beloved ones.”
The lawmaker cited the cases “such as the young and promising Chidiebere Emereuwa of the Nigerian Air Force, a native of Obizi in my constituency, who was reportedly killed at a checkpoint near the Akachi junction; another ugly incident of Germany-based Unachukwu, who allegedly died after being shot on the head at a military checkpoint near the Sam Mbakwe Airport, while trying to catch a flight; and of course, the wicked and gruesome murder of an APC chieftain, Dr Ahmed Gulak, who was reportedly in the state for a national assignment.
“I am deeply pained by the recent happenings in our dear Imo State, where the unthinkable is happening with innocent lives being decimated, business activities crumbling and properties worth billions of naira destroyed with reckless abandon.
“It is not only regrettable that such an unfortunate development ensued, but our inability to nip it in the bud before it escalates beyond human control, which is attributable to the confusion in the body politics that made it extremely difficult for individuals with genuine concern to step in.
“Such a situation always calls for restraint in order not to be misquoted by our motley and overzealous politicians, who are always in a haste to wrongly decorate every action, including things as sacrosanct as human lives, with partisan colouration.