Recent Information Emerge On How The Kidnapped Nasarawa APC Chairman Was Assassinated


Philip Schekwo

We reported earlier that Philip Schekwo, the Nasarawa All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, was killed after being kidnapped.

Now, recent info have emerged on how  Philip Schekwo was kidnapped and assassinated by gunmen.

In response to The Nation, sources revealed that the assassins arrived Schekwo’s residence alongside Kurikyo street close to Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia round 11pm and began taking pictures sporadically.

The gunshots woke Schekwo, who sensing hazard, made a number of calls to safety companies with out response till he was kidnapped.

Mr Joseph Gudu, who lives near the late chairman’s residence, stated he monitored the incident from his window.

He stated he noticed how the gunmen used digger to interrupt the door and home windows of the house.

“The spouse of the late chairman, his youngsters and the chairman himself made a number of calls throughout the safety companies within the state however no one responded.

“They have been shouting assist, assist however no safety individual got here to their assist. The police weren’t prepared to select their calls

“The operation lasted for about 49 minutes earlier than they gained entrance into the bed room of the chairman after disarming his safety guards and took him away.

“If the police had responded promptly to the calls of the APC chairman, they may have saved his life.

“They took him away along with his automotive key, killed him only a meter away from his home and hung his automotive key by his lifeless physique,” Gudu stated.

The corpse of the kidnapped APC chairman was discovered few meters away from his residence in Bukan Sidi, Lafia.

Police Commissioner Bola Longe, who confirmed the demise of Shekwo, stated he was discovered demise with wounds of gunshots.

Longe stated the circumstances that led to his demise proved it was not abduction however homicide.

“From what we’ve got seen since yesterday and the depth of bullet marked on the wall of the home and the forceful gaining of entrance into the home, it was clear it was far more than kidnapping.

“And the place we discovered his physique, close to his home, usually when kidnapping is carried out it’s for revenue making.

“However this has proven that inside a twinkle of an eye fixed the person was killed, no demand was made in any respect.

“So I consider it was assassination however that however, we’re going to perform exhaustive investigation that can give us a clue to what has really occurred,” he stated

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