- The recent murder of Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa state chairman of the APC has continued to generate reactions in Nigeria
- President Muhammadu Buhari is the latest top political figure to speak about the incident
- Buhari called on security officials to prevent a reoccurrence of such a violent act
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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The president in a statement on Sunday, November 22, condemned the murder of the politician, Premium Times reported.
President Buhari is displeased over the murder of the Nasarawa state APC chairman.
Photo: Femi Adesina
He said it is a must for the nation’s security system to do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.
According to PM News, the president said the decision of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to send reinforcement of men and materials to the state was welcomed.
He said the late APC chairman was a kind and jovial individual who made strong contributions towards strengthening the party in Nasarawa.
Legit.ng had reported that Philip Shekwor was found dead shortly after he was abducted by some gunmen on Saturday night, November 21.
The Nasarawa state police commissioner, Bola Longe has confirmed the incident. He said unidentified gunmen in large numbers stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11pm and took him away to an unknown destination.
The police chief added that security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.
Meanwhile, the APC has expressed deep sadness over the death of the chairman of the ruling party in Nasarawa state, Philip Shekwor.
The party sympathized with the family of the deceased, Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, and APC members over Shekwor's demise
The ruling party in a series of tweets on Sunday, November 22, urged the police and other relevant security services to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
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