Posted by News Express | 20 November 2019 | 441 times
Women Arise, on Tuesday, expressed outrage over the killing of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and gubernatorial campaigner, Mrs. Acheju Abuh, by political thugs after the controversial election held in Kogi State, on Saturday.
Women Arise said in a statement by the President, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, that “reports we received say Mrs Abu of Wada Aro Campaign was burnt alive in her home Monday afternoon by jubilant political supporters after the announcement of results said to be celebrating his victory.
“They were said to have “poured petrol on the building and set it ablaze as other terrorised villagers watched from hiding.
“She reportedly attempted to escape through a window but was prevented by the metal burglary proof and gun shots with bullets raining in her direction.”
“The blood thirsty thugs waited, shooting and watching with relish while Mrs. Abuh cried from inside the inferno until her voice died out.
“They reportedly left only when the entire house and Mrs Abuh had been burnt to ashes.”
Continuing, Women Arise said: “It is our take that these senseless killings continue because perpetrators are not brought to book.
“If those who killed during the elections had been apprehended, nobody would have had the gut to go and kill post-election.
“We therefore demand immediate arrest of Mrs Abuh's killers and their prosecution.
“We equally want all those who perpetrated killings during the elections to be fished out.
“To leave these killings to go without consequences is to tell the world that we are an ANIMAL REPUBLIC.
“Let women around the world rise for Mrs Abuh," she said.
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