By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nasarawa State has expressed shock over the sudden demise of the state APC chairman, Philip Tatari Shekwo, in the hands of “cruel bloodthirsty devils”.
The Governor made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, and made available to newsmen on Sunday, in Lafia.
“We received with great shock and bewilderment the killing of the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Mr. Philip Tatari Shekwo in the hands of yet to be identified gunmen who forcefully gained entrance into his residence last night.
” I am personally traumatized 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, a statesman, peaceful gentleman and loyal party man”, the statement read in parts.
The Governor assured that the perpetrators of this dastard act will not go scot free as investigations have already commenced by our security agencies who will do all it takes to hunt down these criminals and bring them to justice.
“This killing has further our resolve to deploy every resource to fight crime and criminality and secure our people and their property.
” l urge all to remain resilient as we fight those who are bent on instilling fear in us and alter the restored peace in our state.
“We will not allow them and the Almighty will never allow them”, he added.
Meanwhile, Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has condoled with the family of Philip Shekwo the state APC chairman over his death.
The Speaker who was at the family compound of the late party chairman in Lafia also condoled with the government, APC family and the people of the state over the painful loss.
While expressing shock over the untimely death of the state APC chairman Philip Shekwo the Speaker prayed God to forgive his shortcomings and console the family,and the entire state over the colossal loss.
He described the untimely death of Philip Shekwo as painful and great loss to the entire state.
In the same vein, the Executive Chairman, Toto Local Government Area of the state, Prince Nuhu Adamu Dauda, has expressed shock over the demise of the state All Progressives Congress ( APC) chairman.
Nuhu Dauda in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Lafia described his death as ungodly and colossal.
“I received the news of the death of our state APC chairman, Mr Philip Shekwo as shocking and painful.
” Even though it is God that give life and take at will.
” He has contributed immensely to the development of the party, the state and the country at large while alive.
” We are praying God to give the family and the APC the fortitude to bear the painful loss”
He sympathized with the immediate family, Toto LGA, APC party and the entire state over his demise.
He prayed God to expose the killers of Shekwo.
The statement added that the entire people of Toto LGA condemned in its entirety the gruesome murder of the state man and indigene of the area while calling on security agents to fish out the killers.
The Nasarawa State Chairman of APC, Mr. Philip Shekwo was reportedly abducted from his residence in Lafia, the state capital, on Nov. 21, 2020 and found dead on Sunday, November 22, 2020.