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Abducted Nasarawa APC chairman found dead


Philip Shekwo, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, has been found dead.

TheCable had reported how armed men abducted Shekwo from his residence in Lafia, the state capital, on Saturday night.

They were said to have exchanged gunfire with the security detail attached to the APC chairman before whisking him away.

Bola Longe, police commissioner in the state who confirmed the incident earlier, had said his men were combing forests and flashpoints to ensure that Shekwo is rescued.


But on Sunday Raman Nansel, spokesman of the Nasarawa police command, told TheCable that Shekwo had been killed.

“We discovered his corpse today and it has been taken to the morgue for post mortem examination,” he told TheCable over the phone.

“Investigation has begun. We are determined to unravel the cause of the incident.”


As of the time of filing this report, the government of Nasarawa had not reacted to the unfortunate incident.

In February, Abdullahi Sule, governor of the state, had signed a law which prescribes the death penalty for anyone convicted of kidnapping.

The high level of insecurity in the country has been a source of concern for the government and citizens.

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