The kidnapped chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwo, has been found dead.
APC is also the ruling party in Nigeria.
According to a report by Premium Times, a source close to the family confirmed this to a news platform, Sunday afternoon
A leader of the APC in Nasarawa, who asked not to be named, also confirmed the death.
The APC was yet to officially react to the kidnap at the time of this report.
The chairman of Karu local government, Samuel Akala, also confirmed the death on his Facebook page.
This newspaper had reported Mr Shekwo’s kidnap in the late hours of Saturday at his residence in Lafia.
The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Dele Longe, confirmed his kidnap earlier on Sunday.