Thursday July 29, 2021 4:43 AM

Anxiety as kidnapped Nasarawa APC Chairman found dead

Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa announced that the abducted State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Philip Shekwo, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday, has been found dead.

Longe told newsmen on Sunday in Lafia that the lifeless body of the victim was found in a farm, near his Bukan-Sidi residence where he was abducted.

Longe said  investigation has begun to unravel those behind the killing.

He said the fact that no demand for ransom makes him suspect a case of assassination rather than kidnapping.noting that  investigation would determine why he was killed.

“The intensity of the bullet marks on the wall and the frantic effort to gain entrance into the deceased’s house is pointing to the fact that it is more than a case of kidnapping.

“Then, where we found his body now is too close to the house.

“Usually, when kidnapping is carried out, it is for profit, but when within a twinkle of an eye the man is killed without any demand whatsoever, I think it’s assassination.

“That not withstanding, we (Police) are going to carry out exhaustive investigation into the matter,” the commissioner said.

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