From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has expressed shock over the killing of the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Philip Shekwo by yet to be identified gunmen who forcefully gained entrance into his residence Saturday night.
In a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Ibrahim Addra, Governor Sule said he was traumatised by the gruesome and inhuman act that has left the entire people of the state shattered.
Governor Sule vowed to deploy every resource to fight crime and criminality and secure the people of the state of their lives and property.
“We received with great shock and bewilderment the killing of the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Philip Tatari Shekwo in the hands of yet to be identified gunmen who forcefully gained entrance into his residence last night.
“I am personally traumatised by this gruesome and inhuman act that has left myself, Mr 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.
“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.
“This killing has further our resolve to deploy every resource to fight crime and criminality and secure our people and their property,” the statement said.
He, urged the people of the state to remain resilient, as goverment will fight those who are bent on instilling fear in citizens of the state and restore peace in the state.