The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nassarawa State Chapter, Philip Shekwo has been kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of Sunday, after gaining access to the victim’s house in Lafia.
Penpushing reports that, family source said the gang exchanged gunshots with his (Shekwo) security detail before leaving the house and allegedly took some valuables and cash before their final exit.
The State Commissioner of Police, Dele Longe, confirmed the incident to journalists in Lafia, the state capital, adding that the party chairman was abducted from his Bukan Sidi residence around 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Penpushing further reports that, the Commissioner said as at the time of filing this reports he has deployed the police to comb the various forests and flashpoints in the state to ensure the victim’s release.
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