Kogi Election Violence: Buhari orders probe into death of PDP Women leader


President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a thorough and speedy investigation into the murder of Achejuh Abuh, Woman Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Wada/Aro campaign council in Kogi state.

The President gave the charge in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, his spokesperson.

In the statement, Buhari charged all agencies involved in the probe to do a thorough job and ensure the culprit face the full wrath of the law.

“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 behaviour, which should not be accepted in a decent society,” the President said.

He sympathised with the family of the deceased, vowing that the law would catch up with the malefactors, and justice would be done.

Abuh was murdered by some suspected political thugs believed to be from the APC faction who stormed her house and set the building ablaze on Monday after the Governorship election in the state.

According to Kogi police spokesperson, William Aya, her murder was a reprisal attack

At least 10 people were reported killed in election-related violence in the state during the November 16 governorship election in the state.

The ruling All Progressive Congress won the governorship election and its officials have repeatedly claimed that the election was transparent and violence-free despite all the evidence to the contrary.

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