Northern Ireland Office
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP said:
This callous and shocking murder appears to have the hallmarks of the paramilitary-style assaults which too often ruin lives and scar Northern Ireland.
My sympathy is with Mr McGibbons young family.
The PSNI investigation will now take its course and I urge anyone with information to come forward to bring those responsible to justice.