The kidnapped chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwo, has been found dead.This was confirmed to Channels Television by the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Shekwo was earlier kidnapped in the late hours of Saturday at his residence in Lafia.
A leader of the APC in Nasarawa, who asked not to be named, also confirmed the death.
The APC was yet to officially react to the kidnap at the time of this report.
The chairman of Karu local government, Samuel Akala, also confirmed the death on his Facebook page.
This newspaper had reported Mr Shekwo’s kidnap in the late hours of Saturday at his residence in Lafia.
The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Dele Longe, confirmed his kidnap earlier on Sunday.