President Muhammadu Buhari has again ordered the nation’s security agencies to do more to end violence in the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday quoted the President Muhammadu Buhari as saying that he welcomes the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to send reinforcement to the state.
Shehu quoted the President as speaking while mourning the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, whose lifeless body was found on Sunday after he was kidnapped at about 11pm in his house at Lafia by unknown gun men,.
Dead body of Chief Philip Shekwo in the bush.
According to President Buhari police investigation would determine if it was a case of assassination or kidnapping-related murder.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday deplored the killing of Chief Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the nation’s security system must do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.
“The President welcomed the decision of the Inspector General of Police to send reinforcement of men and materials to the state.
The President who commiserated with the family of the deceased said, “The late APC Chairman was shot twice leading to his death. Police investigation is expected to determine if this was an assassination or kidnapping-related murder.”
“I strongly condemn the killing of Philip Shekwo. He was kind and jovial. His contribution towards strengthening the party in Nasarawa State will not be forgotten. May his soul Rest in Peace,” the President was further quoted as saying.
The Governor of Nasarawa State said the will do everything possible to find and bring the evil perpetrators to book.
The APC declared mourning and urged the security agents to find Chief Shekwo’s killers with speed.