From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasarawa State, Mr Philip Shekwo has been kidnapped.
The State Police Commissioner, CP Bola Longe confirmed the incident to The Voice in a telephone interview in Lafia.
According to him, unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the APC Chairman’s residence at Bukan Sidi area of the state, around 10:00 pm on Saturday and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
CP Longe stated that the police immediately deployed personnel to different forest locations in the state, to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain, Mr Shekwo unhurt.
“It is true that the APC Chairman was Kidnapped. He was kidnapped at his house around 10pm yesterday.
“We have done all the necessary things to make sure that he is rescued and by the grace of God, he will be rescued. We sent alot of police to ensure his release,” CP Longe said.