Bandits kill PDP chieftain, kidnap APC chairman

As a deadly wave of insecurity continues to batter the northern part of Nigeria, the country’s leading political parties just recorded two unfortunate incidents.

In Nasarawa, gunmen invaded the residence of the All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman, Philip Shekwo, and took him away.

Police confirmed that the suspected kidnapping took place in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia around 11 p.m. on Saturday, adding that it had deployed officers to rescue the state APC chairman.

In another development suspected bandits shot Lawal Dako who was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The 60-year-old was taken to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday. He has since been buried.

The PDP Katsina state Chairman, Salisu Majigiri, who confirmed the development, described the current security situation in the state as worrisome.

Majigiri revealed that the granddaughter of the slain party council chairman was also shot and killed by the bandits during the attack.

“My party chairman in Sabuwa was shot five times by bandits who also killed his granddaughter who was with him during the attack,” Majigiri said.

“The security situation in Katsina is of great concern to us and should be to peace-loving Nigerians.

“When you are doing something and there is no positive result, you are expected to change your strategies. From all indications, the APC government in Katsina has no clue to the security problems facing the state. We are really worried.”

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