Sen. Umaru Al-Makura (APC-Nasarawa), has called on residents of Lafia to support security agencies in apprehending those responsible for the killing of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Mr Phillip Shekwo.
The senator made the call in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Danjuma Joseph in Lafia on Tuesday.
He appealed to the residents to support the security operatives with useful information, adding that those who killed the APC chairman must not go scot-free.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Shekwo was abducted by gunmen last Saturday from his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia, and later found dead on Sunday.
The former governor of the state described the killing as devastating and a great loss to the state and the country at large.
Al-Makura called on security personnel in the state to do all they could to apprehend those responsible for the killing.
“I am still shocked beyond words. I received the news of the killing of our party’s chairman in my state by unknown gunmen with great shock and disbelief,” he said.
The senator said that he had a very cordial working relationship with the late party man for over five years as the then chief executive of the state.
Al-Makura who symathised with the immediate family of the chairman and the people of the state, urged them to remain steadfast and united in the fight against insecurity in the state. (NAN)