Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has reiterated his administration’s committent to identify behind the killing of perpetrators behind of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Philip Tatari Shekwo, in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Ibrahim Addra, the Chief Press Secretary to governor Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday, and made available to Insidenaija in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
The statement said, “We received with great shock and bewilderment the killing of the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Philip Tatari Shekwo, in the hands of yet to be identified gunmen who forcefully gained entrance into his residence last night.”
According to the governor, he was personally traumatised by this gruesome and inhuman act that has left myself, Shekwo’s family members, the APC family and indeed all well meaning people shattered.”
“My prayers and thoughts go to the family of the late Shekwo. He was a great husband, a statesman, peaceful gentleman and loyal party man,” the statement added.
“I will like to assure all that the perpetrators of this dastard act will not go scot-free. Investigations have already commenced by our security agencies who will do all it takes to hunt down these criminals and bring them to justice.”
Also, Nasarawa state chapter of the APC in a statement on Sunday, consoles with the immediate family of the deceased and charged the police and other relevant agencies to carry out thorough investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the evil act and bring them to brook.
“The APC urges the Police and other relevant security services to fish out the killers of the Party’s Nasarawa State Chairman, Mr. Philip Shekwo who was abducted from his residence in Lafia, on Saturday night and found dead on Sunday. This is a dark day for the APC family.
“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. 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,” APC said.