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Breaking: Nasarawa APC chairman kidnapped

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Philip Shekwo, APC chairman, Nasarawa state chapter has been abducted by yet to be identified kidnappers.

Mr Shekwo was kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday. Report has it that the kidnappers came in large number and entered his Lafia residence through the fence.

They were said to have exchanged gunshots with his security detail before leaving the house.

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state chairman, Philip Shekwo.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, spoke to newsmen on Sunday in Lafia, the state capital.

He disclosed that the politician was seized from his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia around 11 pm.

Longe assured that operatives had been deployed to search various forests and flashpoints to ensure the rescue of the APC chieftain.

The party remains divided in the state.

Factions led by former Governor, Abdulaziz Yari and former Senator, Kabir Marafa are battling for control.

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End SARS: Nigerian govt reaches out to UK over sanction threat

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The Federal Government, on Wednesday, revealed that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the UK Parliament, to impose sanctions on Nigerian officials over their roles in the End SARS protests.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while fielding questions from State House reporters at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the Nigerian government has reached out to present its own side of the story.

Onyeama also argued that lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions.

“Yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were Parliamentarians and they do not speak for the UK government which acts for the United Kingdom and they have also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. Of course, as in any democracy, the members of parliament are able to also able to air their view.

“But what is important, is that a balanced picture is made available to them, before they take any decision,” Onyeama said.

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