The Nasarawa police command has confirmed the abduction of the state chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Philip Shekwo, by gunmen on Saturday.

Commissioner of Police Bola Longe confirmed the incident to reporters on Sunday in Lafia.

Mr. Longe said that the APC chairman was abducted from his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia around 11 p.m. on Saturday.

He said the police had been deployed to comb the various forests and flashpoints in the state to ensure the rescue of the APC chieftain.

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