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Kogi Election War: Buhari Orders Investigation Into The Death of PDP Women Leader


President Buhari has ordered a thorough investigation into the death of Mrs. Acheju Salome Abuh who was burnt to death a day after the controversial Kogi state governorship election.

Mrs Acheju was burnt to death while she was in her house in Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi state. According to the Kogi state government, a PDP party faithful who during an argument stabbed an APC party member in the leg and ran into Mrs. Abuh’s house for safety. It was during the reprisal attack that Mrs. Acheju was unknowingly killed and burnt in her house. This was according to information made available to EDITORIAL TIMES.

The president’s reaction to the murder was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina,

“President Muhammadu Buhari expects scrupulous investigation into the heinous murder of Madam Achejuh Abuh, Woman Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Wada/Aro campaign council, in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Kogi State,” Mr Adesina said.

“The president decries whatever could spur anyone to take the life of another human being, particularly a woman, who was burnt to death in her home in the most gruesome manner.”

Mr Adesina said President Buhari charged “all security agencies involved in the investigation to do a thorough and expeditious job on the matter, so that justice could be served without fear or favour.”

“We must learn to behave decently, whether during elections or at other times. No life should be taken wantonly under any guise, and the fact that this reprehensible act occurred two days after voting shows primitive behavior, which should not be accepted in a decent society,” he quoted the president as saying.

He said Mr Buhari sympathizes with the family of the deceased, and vowed that the law would catch up with the malefactors and justice would be done.

Any descent to barbarism, as was visited on the PDP Woman Leader, President Buhari says, has gone out of the realm of politics, and is pure criminality and bestiality, the spokesman said.

“Such evildoers must be brought to justice, irrespective of whatever allegiances they hold,” President Buhari says.