The abducted All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman, Philip Shekwo, is dead.
About 10:pm on Saturday, some suspected kidnappers invaded the residence of the APC chairman and took him away to an unknown destination.
The Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, Bola Longe, confirmed this on Sunday at the deceased residence in Bukan Sidi, Lafia Local Government Area of the state.
The police boss said the circumstances that led to the death of the APC chairman indicated that it was not all about kidnapping, but that the yet-to-be-identified attackers may have been assassins.
He said, “From what we have seen since yesterday and the intensity of bullet marks on the wall of the house and the forceful gaining of entrance into the house proved that it was much more than kidnapping.”
“And where we found his body, close to his house, normally when kidnapping is carried out it is for profit-making, but this has shown that within a twinkling of an eye the man was killed, no demand was made whatsoever,” Longe added.
He continued, “So, I believed it was an assassination, but that notwithstanding, we are going to carry out an exhaustive investigation that will give us a clue to what actually happened, for now, I believed it was an assassination.”