President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has condemned the killing of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chairman, Mr. Philip Shekwo.
The President welcomed the decision of the Inspector General of Police to send reinforcement of men and materials to the state.
Reacting to the tragic incident, President Buhari, while commiserating with the family of the deceased, said: “I strongly condemn the killing of Philip Shekwo. “He was kind and jovial. His contribution towards strengthening the party in Nasarawa State will not be forgotten. May his soul Rest in Peace.”
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa also condemned the killing of the state Chairman describing it as unfortunate.
The governor, in a statement issued today by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, said that the killing of the APC chairman came with great shock and bewilderment.
“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, statesman, complete gentleman and loyal party man,” Sule said.
He assured the people of the state that the perpetrators of the dastardly act would be arrested and brought to justice, as security agencies had begun investigations into the incident.
“This killing has further our resolve to deploy every resource to fight crime and criminality and secure our people and their property.
“I urge all to remain resilient, as we fight those who are bent on instilling fear in us and disrupt the pervading peace in our state. “We will not allow them and the Almighty will never allow them,” he added.