BY MOSES OKORIE
Reactions have continued to trail the shocking news of the gruesome murder of one Mrs. Salome Abu, the woman leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Wada Aro, Ochadamu Ward in Ofu local government area of Kogi State.
A human right activist, Joseph Chukwu, who spoke with NATION’S PRIDE described it as the highest level of impunity considering the nature of the killing where the victim was burnt to death in her apartment.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast to save his integrity, get the culprits arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others who may be having the intention to commit similar crime in future.
“If the President feels, because the crime is carried out by members of his political party, let him remember he is the president of Nigeria and not APC. Unlawful taking away of human life should not be treated with levity,” he queried.
According to Faruk Adejoh-Audu, spokesman of PDP Wada/Aro campaign council, said thugs, who were chanting GYB 4+4, arrived Abuh’s house at about 2:00pm on Monday and were shooting sporadically.
He said the thugs surrounded the house and blocked every exit from outside.
“The Woman Leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Hon Mrs Acheju Abuh was this afternoon burnt alive in her home by jubilant Bello supporters and thugs said to be celebrating his victory,” Adejoh-Audu said.
“They then poured petrol on the building and set it ablaze as other terrorized villagers watched from hiding.”
He said Abuh reportedly attempted to escape through a window but was prevented by the metal burglar proof and gunshots fired in her direction.
Adejoh-Audu said the thugs waited and watched Abuh crying from inside the inferno until her voice died out, then left when the house and the victim were totally burnt.