The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the death of Philip Shekwo, the Party’s Nasarawa State Chairman, as “a dark day for the APC family”.
Shekwo was abducted from his residence in Lafia by unknown gunmen on Saturday night and found dead on Sunday.
Reacting in a statement issued via its official Twitter handle on Sunday, the APC, while condoling with the deceased immediate family, called on the police and other security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and ensure they face the full weight of the law.
“The APC condoles with the late Shekwo’s immediate family, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, the APC SWC and members over this shocking killing,” the statement partly reads.
“We pray God grants all that grieve the strength to bear this loss and also grant the late Shekwo eternal rest.
“We urge a thorough investigation by the police and other relevant security service to quickly fish out the sponsors and perpetrators of this evil, heinous and barbaric crime and made to face the full weight of the law.”