Acheju Abu: Nigerians Demand Justice for Slain PDP Women Leader in Kogi

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Following the pockets of violence that marred the conduct of the election in Kogi state, where scores were injured and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader burnt to death, many aggrieved Nigerians have taken to the social media, especially on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to call on the Nigerian government to ensure justice is served.

Mrs Acheju Abuh, the women leader of Wada Aro campaign council, Ochadamu, in Kogi state, was burnt alive in her home by suspected political thugs.

The suspected thugs, it was gathered, invaded her home, locked all exits in the house and poured petrol before setting the place on fire. In this melee, other houses also got burnt.

While the Kogi police command had come out to say the burning of Mrs Abuh was a reprisal, some advocacy groups and well-meaning Nigerians have condemned her killings and demanded an investigation into her death.

Below are the reactions of Nigerians on Twitter:

#BURNT May we not experience evil, but i doubt you will be this quiet if Hon. Abuh was your mum or sister. All women regardless of Tribe, Religion or Party Affiliation to rise,condemn this cruel act& demand that the @PoliceNG arrest her killers. #JusticeForMrsAbuh” – Adiela Nwosu (@PrettieAdiela)

“This is the kind of evil we must all condemn and stamp out of our society. The Government must ensure the arsonists cum murderers are found and brought to book. This is heinous, barbaric and against what we stand for as a people. #EndElectionViolence#JusticeForMrsAbuh.

“If we fail at everything else we MUST not fail at this. Evil must never be reinforced on our land. Enough is indeed Enough. The horrors of Kogi go beyond party lines. Every single soul lost to that election must get justice regardless of which side they belong. The tweets for justice and sanity is not along political lines but humanity. We need not know what lies beneath. Human lives were lost period!” – Segun Awosanya (@segalink)

“This horrific level of violence cannot be allowed to become a new norm in our nation’s democratic record – we must unite to condemn it, and ensure that all perpetrators – material and Intellectual – are brought to justice. I hope the authorities are leaving no stone unturned to find the killers of Hon. Abuh who was killed in the most unimaginably horrific manifestation of #electionviolence#JusticeForMrsAbuh” – Toyin Saraki (@ToyinSaraki)

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