Nasarawa Assembly Demands Justice Over Killing Of State APC Chairman

By Sunday Aghu – Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has called on the state government and security agencies to fish out the killers of the state All Progressives Congress ( APC) chairman , Mr Philip Shekwo.

Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi made the demand after Majoriy Leader of the House Umar Tanko Tunga moved a motion under the matters of public interest on the brutal killing of Mr. Shekwo  during the House proceedings in Lafia today.

He said that unravelling and punishing the perpetrators of the evil act would serve as deterrent to others and would ensure peace in the state.

According to him, our state APC chairman is a man of peace, is an easy going man  and this is one death too many.

Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House while moving a motion under the Matters of public interest said that it is inhuman and ungodly for someone to take another person’s life for any reason.

Minority Leader of the House Danladi Jatau supported the majority leader’s motion and urged government to put more efforts to protect lives and property.

Others members who contributed Mohammed Okpoku, David Maiyaki and Labaran Shafa threw their weights behind the submissions earlier made and called on government to give more support to National Orientation Agency to do more in sensitizing people on morality to guide the younger generation against negative acts.

The House unanimously passed a resolution advising the state government to direct  the security agents to put more efforts in addressing the security challenges facing the state.

The House also observed one minute silence in his honour.

It would be recalled that on Nov. 21, 2020, the Nasarawa State Chairman of APC, Mr. Philip Shekwo was reportedly abducted from his residence in Lafia, the state capital,  and found dead on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. 

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