We previously reported that Philip Schekwo, president of the Nasarawa All Progressives Congress (APC), was assassinated after being kidnapped.
Now, new facts have emerged about how Philip Schekwo was kidnapped and killed by gunmen.
According to The Nation, sources revealed that the killers arrived at Schekwo’s residence along the Kurikyo road near Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia around 11pm and started shooting sporadically.
The shots woke up Schekwo, who sensing the danger, made several calls to the security agencies without response until he was kidnapped.
Joseph Gudu, who lives near the late president’s residence, said he monitored the incident from his window.
He said he saw how the gunmen used a bulldozer to break open the apartment’s door and windows.
“The late president’s wife, his children, and the president himself made several calls to state security agencies, but no one responded.
“They were yelling for help, help, but no security person came to their aid. The police were not ready to take his calls.
“The operation lasted about 49 minutes before they managed to enter the president’s bedroom after disarming his security guards and taking him away.
“If the police had responded quickly to calls from the APC president, they could have saved his life.
“They took him away with the car key, killed him just a meter from his house, and hung the car key next to his lifeless body,” Gudu said.
The body of the abducted APC president was found a few meters from his residence in Bukan Sidi, Lafia.
Police Commissioner Bola Longe, who confirmed Shekwo’s death, said he was found dead with gunshot wounds.
Longe said the circumstances leading to his death proved it was not kidnapping but murder.
“From what we have seen since yesterday and the intensity of the bullet marked on the wall of the house and the forced access to the entrance to the house, it was clear that it was much more than a kidnapping.
“And where we found his body, near his house, normally when a kidnapping is carried out it is for profit.
“But this has shown that in the blink of an eye the man was killed, no demand was made.
“So I think it was a murder but that nevertheless we are going to carry out a thorough investigation that will give us a clue of what really happened,” he said.