President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies to do more to end violence in the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday quoted the President in a statement made available to journalists.
Shehu mourned the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, whose lifeless body was found on Sunday after he had earlier been kidnapped.
The statement was titled “President Buhari condemns killing of Nasarawa State APC chairman, Chief Shekwo.”
The presidential aide further quoted Buhari as welcoming the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to send reinforcement to the state.
According to the statement, police investigation would determine if it was a case of assassination or kidnapping-related murder.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday deplored the killing of Chief Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the nation’s security system must do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.
“The President welcomed the decision of the Inspector General of Police to send reinforcement of men and materials to the state.
“The late APC Chairman was shot twice leading to his death. Police investigation is expected to determine if this was an assassination or kidnapping-related murder.”
Shehu further quoted the President as commiserating with the family of the deceased.
“I strongly condemn the killing of Philip Shekwo. He was kind and jovial. His contribution towards strengthening the party in Nasarawa State will not be forgotten. May his soul Rest in Peace,” the President was further quoted as saying.