The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Philip Shekwo has been found dead.
There have been multiple report about how gunmen abducted Shekwo from his home in Lafia, the state capital, on Saturday night.
According to reports, they exchanged gunfire with the security detail attached to the APC chairman before taking him away.
Bola Longe, commissioner of police in the state who confirmed the occurrence, had said his men were combing forests and flashpoints to make sure that Shekwo is rescued.
However, on Sunday Raman Nansel, spokesman of the Nasarawa police command, divulged to TheCable that Shekwo had been killed.
“We discovered his corpse today and it has been taken to the morgue for post mortem examination,” he told TheCable over the phone.
“Investigation has begun. We are determined to unravel the cause of the incident.”