Jonathan’s adviser loses father to Boko Haram
The father of the former Special Adviser on
Political Matters to President Goodluck
Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak has lost his father to
the insurgency in his hometown, Gulak, in the
Northern Senatorial District of Adamawa State.
The decomposed body of late Alhaji Ali
Gillari ,who was among those trapped in the
community when the insurgents struck, was
found after three days of his demise in his
Announcing his death to newsmen, the state
Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, in a
press statement issued by his spokesman,
Solomon Kumangar, said the man died in his
residence in Gulak.
The governor lamented the death of Gillari and
others who lost their lives in similar
circumstances and commiserated with their
He particularly sympathised with Gulak on the
loss of a great father, whom he decribed as a
man of integrity and a devout Muslim.
He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul
of the deceased, saying that he died at a time
the society relied on his useful advice and
wealth of experience.
Recall that for over four weeks, Boko Haram
insurgents overran Michika and Madagali local
government areas of the state, during which
many residents were killed while others
escaped to Yola, the state capital.
Some residents of Gulak, who escaped from
the town, told newsmen in Yola that many old
people that needed medical attention were ei
ther held hostage or gruesomely murdered by
According to them, there were also some
elderly people who made efforts to escape
through the hills to neighbouring Cameroon
but died on the way.
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