Constitution Review: House of Reps suspends sitting in Imo after Gulak’s killing

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The House of Representatives has suspended the Public Hearing by its Special Committee on Constitution Review scheduled to take place in Owerri centre covering Imo and Abia States on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd, June 2021.

Chairman, House Special Committee on Constitution Review, Hon. Idris Wase disclosed this in a Sunday statement, hours after former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak was shot dead in Imo.

Wase, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the House, said that the suspension was until further notice.

“The Committee regrets any inconvenience this might have caused to the constituent members,” the statement read in part.

Gulak’s killing was one of at least four violent attacks in Imo in the past two days.

In one attack on a police division on Saturday night, police confirmed killing four unknown gunmen.

The attack was on Izombe police division in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.

There was also an attack on Atta Divisional Police Headquarters in Njaba Local Government Area of the state. The police formation was burnt.

The attackers were said to have also razed the Magistrate’s and High Courts in the area and later vandalised the community health centre.

An office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Njaba LGA was also razed — the second in one week.

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