BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – The League of Women Voters of Nigeria said it is alarmed at the barbaric and murderous act meted on a woman, Mrs Salome Abu, in Kogi State following the Kogi State Governorship Elections which led to her being roasted to death with her charred remains and ashes scattered in her home.
The league in asking for justice for Late Mrs Salome Abuh, called on the Federal Government to as a matter of national concern, immediately institute an inquiry into the circumstances that led to this tragic act.
It stressed that the act clearly signified the continuous oppression of women, who are seen as a helpless group!
These were contained in a statement by its President Dr Esther Uduehi in which she said; “We are pained by her death and condemn this babaric act.
“We ask that all those found to be remotely or directly involved be given the maximum punishment and though compensation cannot bring her back to life for her family, we ask that her family be duly compensated.”
The Women League further described the act as shameful and barbaric and a slur on the image of Nigeria as a country, stressing that Government must take every action to ensure that such acts never occur again.