- The people of Lafia has been asked to support the arrest of killers of Phillip Shekwo
- Senator Umaru Al-Makura made the call while appealing for information on the killers of the APC chairman
- Al-Makura described the killing as devastating and a great loss to the state
The death of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Phillip Shekwo, in Lafia, still hurts Senator Umaru Al-Makura.
The senator as a result of this called on Lafia residents to support security agencies in apprehending those responsible for the death of the APC chairman.
Al-Makura made the call in a statement signed by his media aide, Danjuma Joseph, in Lafia on Tuesday, November 24, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Going further, he appealed to the residents to support the security operatives with information. He said those who killed the APC chairman must not be allowed to go scot-free.
The senator said he had a very cordial working relationship with the late party man for over five years as the then chief executive of the state.
Recall Legit.ng had reported that Shekwo was kidnapped and later found dead.
In another development, Legit.ng reported that families of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) French students abducted on Sunday, November 15, on their way to French Village in Lagos spoke on their encounter with the kidnappers.
The students, Legit.ng recalled, were intercepted between Akilubu and Gidan Busa Road along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Speaking with the press on Sunday, November 22, one of the fathers of the students said he sold his goats, pigs and other belongings to pay the ransom.
Legit.ng also reported that suspected bandits who kidnapped six senior police officers, Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs), in Katsina state are demanding N100m ransom for their release.
The abducted ASPs were among the nine who were just promoted to their current rank. The officers were attached to the Mobile Police Squadron 6, Maiduguri, Borno state.
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