Former representative of Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has pleaded with youths in northern Nigeria against avenging the death of the late All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, who was killed on Sunday.
It was reported that Gulak was murdered by some gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on his way to catch his flight at the Sam Mbakwe Airport.
In a statement on Monday morning, he condemned the action of the gunmen and said it was an attempt to cause an inter-tribal conflict.
He said that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra had dissociated themselves from the murder and showed that it was a purely criminal action.
He, therefore, pleaded with his kinsmen in the North to avoid a major conflict with the Igbo by not revenging Gulak’s death.
“The cold blood murder of Ahmed Gulak in Owerri stands unreservedly condemned.
“The murder has all the elements of some forces trying to trigger an inter-ethnic war between Northerners and the Igbo.
“We must resist that plot.The statement by IPOB dissociating themselves from such despicable and barbaric act and even extending their condolences to the family of the late Gulak should be accepted in good faith.
“The Police and other associated security agencies should do a diligent investigation and look beyond hurried finger-pointing.
May Allah grant Ahmed Gulak Aljanna firdausi. Amin.”