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Post-Election Violence: Thugs burn Kogi PDP Women Leader alive

Valentine Chinyem



Following announcement by the Independeny National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirming Yahaya Bello as Kogi State governor on Monday, thugs believed to be working for the opposition, burnt alive the Acheju Abuh, the Woman Leader of Wada/Aro Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ochadamu Ward.

Her neighbours who narrated how the sad incident took place, said, the thugs who were chanting victory songs, arrived her Abuh’s house around 2:10pm, “surrounded the place, poured petrol all over the house and set it on fire”.

Neighbours who said they watched in hiding as the thugs set the house on fire, said the thugs stayed back to ensure that the woman never escaped from the house while it was burning.

One of them said: “She tried to escape through a window but was prevented by the burglar proof.

“The thugs were also shooting in the direction of all the windows and doors so that she would not escape from the fire.

“She was shouting inside but there was nothing we could do as many of us could not go outside to challenge the thugs.
“We tried calling the police but nobody responded.

“She was screaming inside until her voice could no longer be heard.
“When the thugs saw that the house was almost burnt to ashes, they left, shooting.”

Spokesman and Head Communications, Wada/Aro Campaign Council, Faruk Adejoh-Audu, who confirmed the killing, expressed sadness, as he called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ensure the arrest of the killers.

Adding that, it was unfortunate that the woman was killed in a gruesome manner for no reason at all.