Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Philip Shekwo who Patmos Media Line just reported was abducted on Saturday night has been found dead.
Patmos Media Line had reported how armed men abducted Shekwo from his residence in Lafia, the state capital, on Saturday night.
They were said to have exchanged gunfire with the security detail attached to the APC chairman before whisking him away.
Police Commissioner, Bola Longe on Sunday morning in the state who confirmed the incident, had said his men were combing forests and flashpoints to ensure that Shekwo is rescued.
Longe said that the APC chairman was abducted from his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia around 11 p.m. on Saturday.
But on Sunday few hours after the Bola Longe briefing, Raman Nansel, spokesman of the Nasarawa police command, disclosed that Shekwo had been killed.
“We discovered his corpse today and it has been taken to the morgue for post mortem examination,” he said.
“Investigation has begun. We are determined to unravel the cause of the incident.”