The kidnapped chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Phillip Shekwo, has been found dead.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bola Longe, confirmed the development on Sunday
The Police boss said the body of Shekwo was found not far from his house in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, and has been evacuated to the Dalhatu Araf specialist hospital.
Also commenting on the development on Sunday, the spokesman of the Nasarawa police command, said, “We discovered his corpse today and it has been taken to the morgue for post mortem examination.
“Investigation has begun. We are determined to unravel the cause of the incident.”
News Central had earlier reported that the APC chair was abducted by gunmen who stormed his home in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia around 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Longe had said at the time that the police had been deployed to comb the various forests and flashpoints in the state to ensure the rescue of the APC chieftain.
Sources said the kidnappers came in large number and entered his Lafia residence through the fence.
They were said to have exchanged gunshots with his security detail before leaving the house with some valuables, cash and the politician.