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Killer of slain Nasarawa APC chairman arrested, Gov Sule discloses

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Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, says the killer of Philip Shekwo, chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, has been arrested.

Sule made this known at a programme in Lafia, the state capital, on Tuesday.

The governor said one Muhammad Usman, a “notorious kidnapper” has confessed to killing the APC chairman.

“I was informed that Muhammad Usman also known as Baffa Nura, a notorious kidnapper in Nasarawa state, has been arrested and he has confessed that he is the killer,” he said.

The governor, who said Usman was arrested at Assakio village in Lafia east council development area of the state, commended security operatives for their efforts.

“He was arrested in Assakio, exactly where we thought we were going to get him and we were able to get him. Mister Commissioner Sir, our security personnel, I want to thank you for the good work you have continued to do,” Sule said.

Armed men reportedly abducted Shekwo from his residence in Lafia, the state capital, on November 21, 2020, and his corpse was found a few kilometers from his residence the next day.

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