The killing of a 60-year-old mother, Salome Achejuh Abuh, in Kogi State by suspected political thugs is barbaric, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday He described the murder as a “primitive behaviour” that has no place in a civilised society.
According to him, Mrs Abuh’s killing was an act of bestiality, for which those responsible must be brought to justice. The late Mrs. Abuh, a former councillor, was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi State.
She was burnt to death in her home at Ochadamu in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State on November 18, two days after the governorship election. The traumatised widower, Simeon, said she was pushed back to the house as she tried to escape. Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, said Buhari had directed “a scrupulous investigation into the heinous murder of Madam Achejuh Abuh”.
The statement reads: “The President decries whatever could spur anyone to take the life of another human being, particularly a woman, who was burnt to death in her home in the most gruesome manner.
“President Buhari charges all security agencies involved in the investigation to do a thorough and expeditious job on the matter so that justice could be served without fear or favour.
“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.”