Senator Shehu Sani, the representative of Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, has said the killing of the All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, on Sunday in Owerri, the Imo State capital was an attempt to trigger tribal war.
Sani, while condemning the killing of the APC chieftain in a statement on Monday also appealed to youths in northern Nigeria against revenging his murder.
Part of Sani's statement read, "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 acts 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."
Meanwhile, the South-East Caucus in the National Assembly has asked the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, to arrest Gulak killers and end the growing violence in the region by bringing the perpetrators to justice, according to The PUNCH.
The lawmakers stated this in a press statement jointly signed by them and issued in Abuja on late Sunday evening, titled, "South East NASS Caucus decry attacks, killings in South-East."
They insisted that agitations for resource control and restructuring were in order but should follow the necessary process of engagement.
But the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra had dissociated itself from the murder.