Soldiers gun down 3 bandits, arrest 9 over killing of APC chairman

Nine bandits have been arrested over the killing of Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Philip Shekwo.

Shekwo was found dead last Sunday after he was kidnapped the day before.

The military later launched a manhunt for Shekwo’s alleged killers and killed three suspects in the Loko area of the state, Governor Abdullahi Sule said.

Nine other suspects were also arrested during the operation.

Sule revealed this while hosting the national leadership of the Trade Union Congress Women Commission, who were on a courtesy call at the Government House, in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital on Saturday.

“Three suspects, linked to the murder of the state APC chairman, were killed on Friday by military operatives in Loko, with nine other suspects also linked to the murder of the late Chief Shekwo arrested,” the governor said.

He added that security operatives recovered four number of AK47 from the suspects killed in Loko.

“The military is not taking it lightly with these criminals. We are facing a few security challenges in the state but the security agencies have not rested,” he noted.

“If we have the resources, we will put all our resources to ensure that we protect the lives and property of our people,” Sule said.

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