The South East Governors’ forum has urged security agencies to immediately arrest those responsible for the murder of late APC Chieftain, Ahmed Gulak.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ebonyi, David Umahi, on Tuesday after a virtual meeting on the security situation in the Southeast.
The forum described the murder of Mr Gulak, in Owerri, Imo State, as a national catastrophe.
The statement said: “It is with a rude shock that we received the news of the unfortunate death of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak in the hands of the senseless gunmen.
”We, on behalf of the people of South East, condemn the act highly and we charge security agencies to immediately deploy their officers and men to arrest the perpetrators and make them face justice.
“We, however, pray to God to grant the deceased rest in eternity”.
The governors condoled with Mr Gulak’s family, Adamawa State and Nigerians.
“We assure our fellow northern governors of our commitment to unravel all masterminds of the act.
“The forum urges the public to exercise restraint and allow security agencies to continue with their investigations while assuring that all those involved in the act will be brought to justice,” the statement concluded.