The kidnapped chairman of the Nigerian ruling All Progressives Congress in central north state of Nasarawa, Philip Shekwo, has been found dead, local police said Sunday.
State Commissioner of Police Bola Longe, who confirmed this to reporters in Lafia, the state capital, said the body of Shekwo was found not far from his house and has been transported to the Dalhatu Araf specialist hospital.
Shekwo was kidnapped in the late hours of Saturday at his residence in Lafia.
Banditry and kidnapping are on the rise in Nigeria’s north, particularly in the northwest state of Kaduna.
We received with great shock and bewilderment the killing of the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Mr. Philip Tatari Shekwo in the hands of yet to be identified gunmen who forcefully gained entrance into his residence last night. pic.twitter.com/488dpeJyDQ
— Nasarawa State Government (@NasarawaGovt) November 22, 2020
Kidnapped Nasarawa State chairman of APC, Philip Shekwo has been found dead. May his soul rest in peace.
The Government must rise & fight insecurities in the North.The North remains the highest voters of this Gov, yet they seem to have been left out.
This is simply unfair! pic.twitter.com/XALGgGNHU7
— Abdallah Ayòfe Liberator (@AyofeLiberator) November 23, 2020