Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, says at least three suspected persons connected with the murder of the Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Philip Shekwo, were killed on Friday by military operatives in the Loko area of the state.
The governor made the disclosure while hosting the national leadership of the Trade Union Congress Women Commission, who were on a courtesy call at the Government House, in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital on Saturday.
He also disclosed that nine other suspects were arrested during the operation.
“Three suspects, linked to the murder of the state APC chairman, were killed on Friday by military operatives in Loko, with nine other suspects also linked to the murder of the late Chief Shekwo arrested,” Sule said.
He added that security operatives recovered four AK-47 rifles from the suspects killed in Loko.
“The military is not taking it lightly with these criminals. We are facing a few security challenges in the state but the security agencies have not rested,” the governor stated.
“If we have the resources, we will put all our resources to ensure that we protect the lives and property of our people.”
Shekwo was kidnapped last Saturday and found dead on Sunday.