Philip Shekwor, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, has been kidnapped.

The Nation reported that Shekwor was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday night, November 21, at his residence along Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

According to the newspaper, the kidnappers were yet to establish contact with members of the APC chieftain.

The incident which was also reported by The Punch has been confirmed by the state’s police commissioner, Bola Longe.

He said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

The police chief added that security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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