BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The Wada/Aro Campaign Council on Monday evening said thugs of Governor Yahaya Bello and APC on Monday afternoon burnt alive Mrs Acheju Abuh, the Woman Leader of the PDP in Ochadamu Ward in her house.
The PDP said the Bello/APC thugs have continued on their killing spree in spite of the declaration of Governor Yahaya Bello as winner of Saturday’s election.
In a statement by the Spokesman of the Wada/Aro Campaign Council, Farouk Adejoh-Audu said that Hon Mrs Acheju Abuh was burnt alive in her home by jubilant Bello supporters and thugs said to be celebrating the victory of Yahaya Bello.
According to Adejoh-Audu; “The thugs chanting GYB 4+4, shooting sporadically arrived Hon (Mrs) Abuh’s house at about 2pm this afternoon and surrounded the house, bolting every exit and escape from outside.
“They then poured petrol on the building and set it ablaze as other terrorized 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.”
The PDP said that there are fears that the killing spree may escalate over the night, adding that, so far, there is no indication that the Kogi State Police will arrest her killers or even prevent further attacks and killings of the people.
Adejoh-Audu said; “We are calling on all men of good conscience to immediately help the people of Kogi State appeal to the Inspector General of Police to rein in Bello’s thugs and protect our people whose only crime was that they voted for their choice, a vote that was never allowed to count.
“Unless Nigerians of Good conscience immediately come to our aid, innocent people may die worse agonizing deaths as the blood lust of Mr Bello and his supporters continue.”